Monday, January 29, 2024

Biden Administration, Media Caught Lying After Blaming Recent Border Drownings On Texas; Migrants Drowned Before Border Patrol Contacted State, Justice Department Acknowledges

Biden Administration, Media Caught Lying After Blaming Recent Border Drownings On Texas:
This is not the first time the administration tried to scapegoat boots on the ground at the border for a crisis Biden’s policies caused
President Joe Biden’s White House and the corporate media want you to believe that Texas is responsible for the death of three migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande, but Lone Star State law enforcement was not even informed of the river deaths until an hour after they happened.
Under Biden, hundreds of illegal border crosser migrants have died, many drowning, trying to force their way into the U.S. These tragedies were long ignored by the corporate media. Since the beginning of Biden’s record-breaking border crisis, the propaganda press have done nothing but ignore and downplay the role Democrats’ open border policies play in leaving migrants vulnerable to human trafficking and smuggling, feuding Mexican cartels, fatal drug exposure, raging rivers, extreme temperatures and terrain, and more.
It was not until the recent drownings of a migrant mother and two children that press outlets took an interest in assigning blame for the raging humanitarian crisis on our Southern border. PBS, CBS, the Associated Press, The Daily Mail, NBC News, The Guardian, and others charged the Texas National Guard with “blocking” federal border agents from saving the illegal border crossers.
The bold accusation can be traced back to the media’s allies in Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, which claimed in a cease-and-desist letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sunday that “Texas has demonstrated that even in the most exigent circumstances, it will not allow Border Patrol access to the border to conduct law enforcement and emergency response activities.”
“On January 12, 2024, upon learning from Grupo Beta, a group affiliated with the National Institute of Migration of Mexico, that a group of migrants was attempting to cross the river, Border Patrol contacted Texas officials and requested access to the border. Texas refused. Later, a rescue team from Mexico was able to rescue two individuals from the group, both with signs of hypothermia. Three individuals drowned,” the letter states.
The White House similarly released a statement claiming “Texas officials blocked U.S. Border Patrol from attempting to provide emergency assistance.”
The drowning story seemed to conveniently pad the federal government’s Supreme Court case, pointing the finger at Texas for allegedly illegally inhibiting Border Patrol’s access to the Rio Grande. It also appears to justify DHS’s threats that it will take action against the Lone Star State for daring to interfere on the border.
In a complaint filed on Friday, the Biden administration specifically claimed Texas’ seizure of a high-traffic illegal border crossing area in Eagle Pass would keep Border Patrol from rendering aid to migrants in danger. --->READ MORE HERE
Sam Owens / ASSOCIATED PRESS/ via Twitter
Migrants drowned before Border Patrol contacted state, Justice Department acknowledges:
Three migrants had already drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass on Friday night when Texas National Guardsmen turned away U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking access to the river, the federal government said in a recent court filing.
The deaths – and disputed reports on the timeline of the drownings – have exacerbated tensions between Texas and the federal government over jurisdiction along a key stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The state last week fenced off Shelby Park in Eagle Pass and has prevented federal agents from monitoring the area and responding to emergencies along the river.
Clarifying the U.S. government’s timeline of events, Robert Danley, U.S. Customs and Border Protection lead field coordinator for the Del Rio area, wrote a statement attached to a Justice Department filing to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
A representative of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration notified U.S. officials at 9 p.m. Friday that two migrants were in distress on the U.S. side of the river in the area near the Shelby Park boat ramp, Danley said in the statement.
The representative also reported that one woman and two children had drowned about an hour earlier in the same area, he said.
A Border Patrol supervisor went to Shelby Park’s entrance, where Texas National Guardsmen said they had been ordered to block federal access to the city park, even in emergencies, Danley said. --->READ MORE HERE
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