At the last minute, Joe Biden’s top DHS officials stepped in to prevent a group of GOP members from seeing the United States-Mexico border at night, when unlawful immigrants use gaps in the unfinished border wall to enter the country.
Last week, a group of GOP members on the Judiciary Committee, including Reps. Darrell Issa (from CA), Tom McClintock (from CA), Scott Fitzgerald (from WI), Cliff Bentz (from OR), and Victoria Spartz (from IN) were scheduled to go to the border to see it in the evening when Joe Biden’s DHS people stepped in to prevent them from doing so.
“The Biden Team canceled our night trip to the southern border because they did not want my GOP colleagues to observe the flood of migrants, drugs, and children trafficking through the gaps in the southern border wall that this team refuses to close,” Issa said.
The Republican team’s nighttime trip was crucial since much of the illegal crossings on the California-Mexico border takes place in the evening. Breitbart News obtained exclusive images showing that portions of the unfinished border wall have large gaps, providing entry for would-be immigrants to cross illegally into the United States.
“They are trying to control the narrative,” an inside source said.
The following day, when the GOP delegation went on a tour of the border with Department of Homeland Security officials, DHS committed to freeing up detention space beforehand.
For example, only around 80 to 85 border crossers were detained at the DHS’s Imperial Beach station when the delegation arrived. The preceding evening, the facility had over 200 border crossers in custody.
“Before the congressmen arrived, they cleared a lot of people out,” a source said.
The Republican team was taken to serene locations all around the San Diego, California, regions where no border crossings were happening and no captures were taking place on their trip.
Border crossings are on the rise, with more than 221,000 people apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in March, according to an Associated Press analysis of Department of Homeland Security data. More than 80,116 individuals were released into the United States’ interior through parole or other means. To put it another way, for every 11 border crossers detained, about four are let go in American communities.