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Whatever promises that were made by Joe Biden that his administration would set new standards for transparency have already been broken.
A source told Breitbart News that high-ranking officials at the Department of Homeland Security issued “verbal orders” forbidding senior DHS law enforcement officials to give any information to the press on the situation.
Biden’s open borders policies have resulted in the swarming of the border, overwhelming the ability of agents to process the flood of illegal immigrants and resulting in the caging of children, a practice that also took place when he was Barack Obama’s vice president.
“The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration,” the official said.
“We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS’s Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging,” the official added.
The verbal order applies to senior law enforcement leaders within DHS and has no formal expiration date. It comes as the administration is struggling to manage the growing crisis caused by changes in border security and immigration policies leading to a spike in illegal crossings at the border.
As local communities along the border continue to grapple with the release of migrants into their communities, the administration is facing criticism even amongst their own ranks.
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said in a recent interview on the Fox News Channel, “I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information.”
Even though Biden’s immigration policies are already an unmitigated catastrophe, little attention has been given to the fact that aliens who have tested positive for COVID have been allowed to continue their journey northward undeterred.
Things are so bad that the CEO of Greyhound sent a letter to the Biden administration pleading for illegals to produce a negative COVID test before being allowed to board the company’s buses.
BREAKING: The CEO of Greyhound demands that DHS ensure that all the migrants the agency releases show proof that they are COVID-free before boarding buses.https://t.co/LbeOmk1Aiv
— KTSM 9 News (@KTSMtv) March 5, 2021
It should be a major scandal that at the same time that the Biden administration is engaged in a pressure campaign to keep the country masked and under punishing restrictions, that they are risking the renewed spread of the virus by refusing to quarantine the migrants who are testing positive.
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While the fawning media that served as Biden’s unofficial public relations team during the campaign hasn’t shown any inclination to ask the right questions yet, their patience may soon be wearing thin with the tight controls on information put into place by the regime.
Over the weekend, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels warned that Trump had the border crisis controlled, but with Biden, it is now a disaster.