As I have written on several occasions, coinciding with his inauguration, President Biden has created a massive illegal migrant surge and border crisis not seen in many years. By immediately dismantling President Trump’s effective immigration and border efforts, the chaos at the border has worsened month by month. Meanwhile, in their four months in office, while constantly denying a crisis exists, neither Biden, nor his immigration czar, VP Kamala Harris, have visited the border.
And, as I have written, neither appear to have plans to do so.
But not only do they refuse to visit the border to see the situation for themselves, but they are also blocking Republican lawmakers from visiting federal border facilities for themselves. Many are asking – what is the Biden-Harris team trying to hide?
On Tuesday, Team Biden denied a delegation of 12 GOP members of Congress access to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) border facility in El Paso, Texas. The Republican lawmakers have reportedly attempted to gain access to the facility for weeks and been rebuffed by Biden’s appointees.
Not only that, but when they went to visit the site anyway during their own visit to the border, they were physically prevented from entering the El Paso Intelligence Center, Fox News reported. The lawmakers were there to learn more about the DEA’s efforts to combat increased drug smuggling at the border fueled by the migrant surge and border chaos.
Fox reported that:
A DEA official stationed at the El Paso facility told Fox News there was an increase in drug smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in March and indicated agents are concerned that recent trends will continue.
“In the first five months we’ve seized more than the entire year for those for 2019 and 2020, so that’s concerning for us and that’s all drugs across the board, that is methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.
In response to the Biden effort to block the members of Congress from the site, the GOP lawmakers accused the Biden administration of interfering with their “constitutional duty to have oversight over these facilities that are paid for by taxpayer dollars.”
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said:
All I can say is, I don’t know what they have to hide. For some reason, we were not allowed in. I can only imagine what is it that they want to hide and not show the very representatives of the American people that have oversight over this facility that fund it and that authorize it. What don’t they want us to see?