As RedState has been chronicling, the situation at the border has devolved into a full-blown crisis. Thousands of people are crossing illegally every day, including unaccompanied minors. Those children are being stuffed into far over-capacity facilities, unable to shower, sleeping on floors, and generally existing in terrible conditions.
None of this is the fault of CBP or ICE. Rather, the blood is on the hands of Joe Biden, who spent two years signaling to Central America that the border would be open the moment he took office. Now, he’s trying to pull that rhetoric back, but it’s too late.
Now, the first pictures from inside these facilities have leaked, and they are really bad.
🚨🚨🚨🚨 Axios has PHOTOS inside an illegal immigrant detention facility.
They're pretty bad. https://t.co/kzybDViXl3
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 22, 2021
Here are a few more pictures showing how out-of-control things are.
BREAKING: The Biden Border Crisis Revealed in New Photos pic.twitter.com/ghi6MdbFzt
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 22, 2021
This sure looks like kids in cages, though the cages are translucent in this case. Children are piled on top of each other, sleeping on mats on the floor, and clinging to thermal blankets. I can only imagine how loud it must be in that environment as well. There’s nothing humane or comfortable about what is in those photos. None of this should be happening.
These conditions also happen to be worse than anything we saw under Donald Trump. If you’ll recall, his presidency brought a years-long onslaught of “kids in cages” coverage, including Congressional members going to the border to do photoshoots and claiming they were concentration camps. Now that a Democrat is in charge, the narrative gets much more complicated for those same hacks, though.
Laughably, some like Sen. Chris Murphy are trying to blame the current surge at the border on Trump, claiming it began last fall. That’s objectively false. To the extent that any increase started last fall, it started after it became clear Biden was going to be president. Caravans set out almost immediately after election day. By inauguration, things were already building. Two months into the current administration and matters are completely out of control, with the totals of illegal immigrants in custody reaching record highs.
Further, we now have ample proof, including mainstream media reports, that these illegal immigrants are coming because of what Joe Biden has said. Remember, this is the same guy who said he was going to “surge” the border with asylum seekers. He promised free healthcare to illegal immigrants. He virtue signaled constantly about a supposed 100-day deportation moratorium and how his administration would be more “humane” and open in dealing with illegal immigration. Those were all factors that added up to a huge welcome mat on the Southern border. Now, we are paying the price, both in humanitarian terms and in real dollars.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the media and Democrats react now that we have these pictures. Will they keep running cover, or will Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez take to Twitter to make Nazi comparisons now? Hypocrisy is a funny thing.