Homeland Security peddles disinformation about the border
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 13 08:06:14 2022
By Chad Wolf
Published May 13, 2022
Recently, much attention has been focused on the Department of Homeland Security’s ill-conceived Disinformation Governance Board. And
But against this backdrop, I believe a deeper, more organized, and
deliberate disinformation campaign has been underway by political
leadership at DHS.
This campaign has been carefully planned and executed over a series of
months and has been repeated time and time again, both to the American
people and the U.S. Congress. This campaign is designed to say one
thing while the opposite reality occurs. This campaign goes beyond
policy differences. Instead, this campaign is endangering lives and is
lying to the American people.
Political leadership at DHS wants you to believe that the border is
closed and secure, that DHS has "operational control" over the border,
that illegal aliens are "promptly removed" from the U.S., and that DHS
has a plan to address the massive surge of illegal migration that will
result from removing Title 42. On all accounts, DHS is peddling
disinformation to the American people; and it must stop.
Perhaps the most far-fetched and unbelievable assertion is that the
border is closed and secured, and that DHS has operational control.
It’s unfathomable to assert that the border is closed when DHS has
averaged over 150,000 illegal alien apprehensions and 50,000 "gotaways"
every single month since President Biden took office. It’s been
reported that 70 percent to 80 percent of Border Patrol agents are not
on the border executing their national security mission. Rather, they
are inside Border Patrol facilities processing illegal migrants.
Next, DHS falsely claims that illegal aliens are "promptly removed."
The truth is that relatively few illegal aliens are removed once here
in the United States, let alone promptly.