Remember when Democrats were demanding transparency from the Border Patrol? Like all their other demands for transparency, those only come when they’re out of power. When they’re in power, it’s time to prosecute whistleblowers, spy on journalists, and make sure nothing gets out.
The Biden administration is restricting the information Border Patrol agents and sector chiefs can share with the media as a surge of migrants tests the agency’s capacity at the southern border, according to four current and two former Customs and Border Protection officials.
The officials say the restrictions are seen as an unofficial “gag order” and are often referred to that way among colleagues. The officials requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media about the topic.
Border Patrol officials have been told to deny all media requests for “ride-alongs” with agents along the southern land border; local press officers are instructed to send all information queries, even from local media, to the press office in Washington for approval; and those responsible for cultivating data about the number of migrants in custody have been reminded not to share the information with anyone to prevent leaks, the officials said.
Would you like to know more? Too bad.
The only reason the media is reporting on the gang order is because it wants to push Biden for even more open borders and for immediate amnesty now. The Biden admin is trying to keep the scale of the border crisis hidden from the public, but it’s also trying to keep it hidden from the Left.
Biden, like most Democrats, wants to flood the country with illegal aliens, but doesn’t want to suffer the political consequences.
And the Left, as usual, wants to go public with full open borders and a declaration that anyone could and should come here.
Establishment Democrats aren’t ready to go that far because they fear the electoral consequences for the midterm elections. The Left is convinced that it can’t lose and that the American people are ready to embrace another element of its insane radical agenda.
So Biden is keeping the truth hidden from the public and from the media for adjacent reasons. Except that the border crisis is spinning out of control.