A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart they received verbal orders from within the department restricting government transparency and accountability and officials’ right to inform the public about the growing border crisis.
Breitbart reports that the official with knowledge of the orders spoke under the condition of anonymity for now obvious reasons.
The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration. 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 gag-order reportedly applies to senior law enforcement officials within DHS, has no expiration date, and comes as the administration fails to manage the growing crisis and imminent surge caused by Biden’s continual promises of amnesty and the disastrous changes in border security and immigration policies made by his administration.
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who represents the Laredo area, said in a recent interview on Fox News, “I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information.” He added:
I now know that they’re bringing people from McAllen over to Laredo, processing them in Laredo, and they’re going to release them in my community. I’ve seen this before, don’t let the local communities know what you’re doing, where they’re starting to bring people in from the valley, process them in Laredo, release them at a bus station. And, again, I’ve seen this before in the past.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Biden’s director of the Domestic Policy Council, Susan Rice, visited several Texas cities to see the situation at the border first hand. According to Breitbart, members of the press were not allowed to be present during the delegation’s visit to Border Patrol and Health and Human Services facilities.
“According to the source familiar with the media restrictions, the DHS Secretary’s delegation prohibited media presence simply to prevent the imagery of overcrowded facilities from circulating,” concludes the Breitbart article.
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Updated: Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 @ 1:15pm EDT