Source: Tim Pearce
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) accused the Biden administration of misleading the public about the purported success of its immigration policies.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released photos of a migrant processing facility in the border town of Donna, Texas, on Tuesday. The photos showed sparsely populated plastic cages where crowds of children had been kept, suggesting that the Biden administration is effectively dealing with the crisis-level flood of illegal immigrant children that have come into the U.S. in recent months.
Cuellar says that the photos are misleading because the children who were previously in those plastic cages are still at the tent compound, just in different sections. Officially, the children and teens have been transferred from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody into the hands of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to Border Report.
“All they’re doing is they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol [custody],’ but they’re right next door,” Cuellar told Border Report. “They’re just next door in HHS.”
In a statement released along with the photos on Tuesday, DHS acknowledged that the children are in HHS custody while playing up the nearly empty plastic cages as a success of the Biden administration. The DHS statement also blamed the current border crisis on the previous Trump administration.