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Biden officials tried to block pics of migrant kids in ‘cages’ being revealed as Cruz exposes ‘human suffering’


REPUBLICAN senators claim a Joe Biden official urged them to delete photos they took of an overcrowded migrant facility they inspected the southern border. 

This happened as Senator Ted Cruz and 18 of his GOP colleagues inspected a shelter in Donna, Texas, which is at more than 700 percent capacity as illegal crossings into the United States surge. 

Cruz and his group toured a migrant facility in Donna (above), where groups of migrant children penned in shoulder-to-shoulder

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Cruz and his group toured a migrant facility in Donna (above), where groups of migrant children penned in shoulder-to-shoulderCredit: twitter @tedcruz
images from inside the shelter showing hellish crowded conditions with children packed in side by side

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images from inside the shelter showing hellish crowded conditions with children packed in side by sideCredit: twitter @tedcruz
The Biden Administration has refused to allow press inside the facility to document the conditions

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The Biden Administration has refused to allow press inside the facility to document the conditionsCredit: twitter @tedcruz

Indiana Senator Mike Braun told The Washington Examiner a Biden aide who accompanied the group on the tour told them to wipe photos of the distressing conditions kids were being kept in. 

He said: “There was one of Biden’s representatives. I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken, and that shows you the hypocrisy.”

Border Patrol officials inside the shelter also urged against taking photographs.

Braun added: “They were telling us that because they had to.”

Biden officials, who previously promised “transparency” have refused to let reporters into the overcrowded Donna facility.

I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken

Indiana Senator Mike Braun

But the Republicans refused to delete the images — instead sharing their images to social media,

Cruz and the other Republicans condemned conditions at the Donna facility as “inhumane”.

He tweeted images showing this, saying: “These are the pictures the Biden administration doesn’t want the American people to see.

“This is why they won’t allow the press. This is the CBP facility in Donna, Texas.

“This is a humanitarian and a public health crisis.”

It comes after the Biden administration rolled back tough Trump-era immigration policies, sparking a huge surge of people crossing the border.

Cruz decided to share the alarming images he took

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Cruz decided to share the alarming images he tookCredit: twitter @tedcruz
Last month, more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended; there are inadequate resources and infrastructure  to cope with the surge

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Last month, more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended; there are inadequate resources and infrastructure  to cope with the surgeCredit: Twitter via Ted Cruz
Cruz and other members of the group were seeking to shed light on what they call President Joe Biden's mounting "crisis" at the border amid record high numbers of asylum seekers flooding to the US.

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Cruz and other members of the group were seeking to shed light on what they call President Joe Biden’s mounting “crisis” at the border amid record high numbers of asylum seekers flooding to the US.Credit: Getty – Pool

A video Cruz posted on Twitter shows thousands of children sitting on the floor of a tented building huddling under mylar blankets as the camera spans past rooms labeled by numbers.

CBP facilities are currently at capacity under coronavirus protocol, and the Rio Grande Valley sector has even far exceeded its non-pandemic limits.

In his video captured from the bank of the Rio Grande River, Cruz claimed to be watching human traffickers as they attempted to smuggle migrants across the water into the US.

“That’s Mexico right over there, and you can see there are three smugglers right there,” Cruz says in clip, “standing on the Mexico side looking at us.”

Those smugglers, Cruz claimed, were taunting the senators in addition to nearby CBP agents.

While the image is hard to make out, voices are heard calling out in the background of the footage.

A few flashes of light are also visible, which Cruz claims are the smugglers’ flashlights.

The Biden administration rolled back tough Trump-era immigration policies, sparking a huge surge of people crossing the border

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The Biden administration rolled back tough Trump-era immigration policies, sparking a huge surge of people crossing the borderCredit: AFP

In a second clip, Cruz offered a more detailed account of what he and his cohort of fellow Republicans allegedly witnessed.

“So it’s past midnight and I’m standing on the shore of the Rio Grande, the water is right behind me down. I’m down on the Texas border along with 18 senators, we made the trip to see the crisis that is playing out,” he begins.

“The other side of the river we have been listening to and seeing cartel members, human traffickers right on the other side of the river, waving flashlights yelling and taunting Americans, taunting the Border Patrol, because they know that under the current policy the Biden administration, they can flood over here.”

Cruz blasted Biden’s reversal of several strict Trump-era immigration policies as being the cause of the surge.

He claimed the tents were operated at 15 times their capacity

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He claimed the tents were operated at 15 times their capacityCredit: AFP
Hundreds of social media users dunked on the senator for only pointing to the situation now and not during the Trump administration

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Hundreds of social media users dunked on the senator for only pointing to the situation now and not during the Trump administrationCredit: AFP
Cruz dubbed the facilities as "Biden Cages"

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Cruz dubbed the facilities as “Biden Cages”Credit: AP
Earlier in the day, he went on a boat through the US-Mexico border with 18 other GOP Senators

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Earlier in the day, he went on a boat through the US-Mexico border with 18 other GOP SenatorsCredit: AP
Democrats blasted Cruz's action as a "desperate ... political stunt"

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Democrats blasted Cruz’s action as a “desperate … political stunt”Credit: AP
Ted Cruz shares video from Mexico border of ‘cartel members and human traffickers taunting Border Patrol’





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