BIDEN’S BORDER PRESS BLACKOUT IS MAKING HIS IMMIGRATION PROBLEM WORSE  | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

BIDEN’S BORDER PRESS BLACKOUT IS MAKING HIS IMMIGRATION PROBLEM WORSE 

Journalists and lawmakers across the aisle are increasingly calling out the Biden administration for a lack of press access at border processing centers, a media blackout preventing reporters from covering what the White House has refused to call a crisis, despite firsthand accounts suggesting otherwise. Immigration detention facilities, overcrowded with unaccompanied children amid the surge of migrants at the southwestern border, are reportedly holding some minors longer than legal 72-hour limit, according to Senator Shelley Moore Capito, among the bipartisan group of senators who last week traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “I’m very alarmed about the numbers and extremely concerned about the overstay in the facility,” Capito told the Washington Post of a Customs and Border Protection processing center in El Paso, Texas, where she said as many as 100 migrant children who arrived unaccompanied were being held in one large room, raising both policy and public health concerns. “They’ll move 50 out a night [and] have another 100 come in that night,” the West Virginia Republican said. After 72 hours, CBP facilities are required by law to transfer the unaccompanied children and teens in their custody to the care of Health and Human Services.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA