Border authorities ban democratic lawmakers from inspecting facilities after disruptive incidents
As it turns out, the worst issue at these facilities was the behavior of congressional democratic visitors.
As the democratic party continues to radicalize before our very eyes, the behavior of our Capitol Hill surrogates is turning outlandish.
For months we have been told by congressional democrats that the current enforcement of our immigration laws have created “concentration camps” at the souther border, where would-be Americans are being forced to “drink from toilets”. These claims have both been widely debunked and deemed completely inexcusable, particularly as it pertains to comparing the plight of the Jewish during The Holocaust to detention for illegal border crossings.
Nevertheless, the liberal left has been descending upon these holding facilities in droves, hoping to catch a glimpse of something horrible to broadcast back to their constituents.
In some cases it seems that the most egregious actions onsite, however, came from the democrats themselves.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip, Fox News has learned.
Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers.
But sources told Fox News that DHS has revoked access to CBP facilities for the upcoming visit, citing staff behavior that “interfered” with law enforcement operations — including refusing to leave one site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being “rude” to officers. A DHS official said that ICE visits will still be allowed this week, but with a two-hour time limit. One of those visits took place on Tuesday.
“Due to the operational burden placed on the field by their refusal to comply with instruction during last week’s STAFFDEL [staff delegation visit], CBP pulled the trip in which more site visits were to take place at CBP and ICE facilities this week,” a senior DHS official told Fox News in an email Wednesday. “DHS communicated to the committee that due to their conduct, CBP could not support visits from the committee this week.”
Democratic lawmakers have already accused CBP of using this moratorium to obscure the “conditions on the ground”, implying that something nefarious is occurring at these facilities.
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