Biden issues gag order on Border Patrol, does all he can to cover up illegal alien surge.
Joe Biden has triggered a massive border surge, with the latest stats showing 100,000 detentions in last month alone. Count the people who escaped detention, as much as 80% of them, according to this 2019 exploration of the issue from leftist Politifact, and the total is much, much, higher.
What’s old Joe who created this mess with his many invitations to illegals to come on in to do? Instead of warning of deportations, or vowing to yank amnesty, or promising new fences, or warning of prison, or something, his cowardly solution is to deny it.
Anybody notice that suddenly, there are no news pictures? No kids in cages, no human squalor, such as leaked out during the Obama administration, when Obama triggered a surge.
The Border Patrol, meanwhile, reports that it’s under gag orders from the White House. According to The Hill:
President Biden’s administration is preventing Border Patrol agents and sector chiefs from speaking to the media via an unofficial gag order passed down verbally, NBC reported Wednesday.
NBC reported that Border Patrol staff have been told to refer all media requests, even those from local outlets, to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffers in Washington and to deny all “ride-along” requests. The network attributed the information to officials who asked to remain anonymous.
NBC News had itself requested and was denied access to “overcrowded border processing facilities holding unaccompanied migrant children” according to its report.