Reporting reveals President Joe Biden got a watered-down version of the migrant crisis when he visited the Texas border town, El Paso, on Sunday (January 8).
Biden’s arrival in El Paso comes as the number of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into the town has plummeted since December, and the Central Processing Center, which during December was overwhelmed by migrants, was below capacity when Biden visited.
After it was announced that Biden would be visiting El Paso, the Border Patrol Union slammed the President’s arrival.
They indicated Biden wasn’t getting the authentic experience surrounding the reality of the border as state and local authorities had ramped up detentions and cleaned out migrant camps in preparation for Biden’s visit.
On Friday (January 6), two days before Biden’s scheduled border visit, the National Border Patrol Council tweeted, “El Paso is being cleared up as if nothing unusual ever happened there.”
The group added that the sudden clean is “Just in time for Biden’s ‘visit to the border.'”
The tweet followed reports by El Paso Matters that revealed “large crowds” of migrants were detained on Wednesday night — the day Biden announced his intention to visit the U.S.-Mexico border.
Other reports also revealed that local police and Border Patrol had ramped up patrols and detentions as the Democrat-led town prepared for Biden’s visit.
Former GOP Rep. Mayra Flores (Texas) tweeted that El Paso was clearing the downtown area of “expansive migrant camps,” querying why local authorities wouldn’t show what “border community and law enforcement officials are dealing with on a daily basis.”