10 things you need to know today: June 8, 2021

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1. Harris tells undocumented migrants: 'Do not come' to U.S.

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday delivered a terse message to Central Americans contemplating making the dangerous trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, telling them, "Do not come." Harris, speaking during a visit to Guatemala on her first trip abroad since taking office, said the Biden administration was aiming to "help Guatemalans find hope at home." Harris is stopping in Guatemala and Mexico to discuss ways to reduce migration to the United States by addressing root causes and stepping up immigration forces in both countries. In a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Harris announced several new policies, including the establishment of a joint task force against human trafficking, a young women's empowerment program, and an anti-corruption task force.

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