The Biden Regime Is Imposing A Media Blackout At The Border

Article subtitle: 
The Biden administration is trying to hide the border crisis, issuing an unofficial gag order on Border Patrol agents and withholding information.
Article author: 
John Daniel Davidson
Article publisher: 
The Federalist
Article date: 
March 22, 2021
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 
On Wednesday, NBC News reported the Biden administration has imposed what amounts to a media blackout at the southwest border amid a worsening crisis.
 
Border Patrol agents, including sector chiefs and press officers, are under an unofficial gag order not to answer questions from the press, according to four current and two former Customs and Border Protection officials who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.
 
Federal officials along the border, they say, have been verbally instructed—there is no official memo, no paper-trail—to deny all press requests for ride-alongs and refer all media inquiries, even from local reporters, to Washington. Officials responsible for gathering data about the number of illegal immigrants in federal custody, they say, have been told not to share that information with anyone to prevent possible leaks....
 
As of Sunday, CBP had more than 4,200 minors in custody along the border, a record.
 
The Department of Homeland Security has not conducted any media tours of several hastily opened shelters for minors, included one in Donna, Texas, that was 729 percent over capacity earlier this month. Lawyers who have been inside these facilities and interviewed migrant children housed there report there is not enough food, bed space, or showers. ...