Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Tx., criticized the Department of Homeland Security’s deceptive framing of illegal alien housing facilities and nonchalant attitude about the crisis at the Southern border, Fox News reported.
President Joe Biden‘s DHS released photos on May 3 from inside detention centers that house minor illegal aliens.
Photos from April 30 show minor illegal aliens sleeping in spacious rooms with makeshift beds and blankets.
These recent pictures from Donna, Texas are compared with photos from March that show dozens of minor illegal aliens sleeping in close quarters and waiting in long lines for food.
DHS boasts that the photos “demonstrate the tremendous progress that DHS and its partners have made to safely and efficiently transfer unaccompanied children out of CBP custody and into the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.”
But the recent photos do not accurately represent today’s conditions on the ground, according to Cuellar.
“All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol [custody],'” Cuellar said. “But they’re right next door. They’re just next door in HHS.”
Cuellar, who has visited the Donna border facility many times, said that illegal aliens continue to overwhelm the facility and Biden administration simply erects more tents.
He also exposed Biden’s plan to release more than 15,000 illegal aliens without even asking them appear in court.
By law, DHS must transfer minor illegal aliens to HHS custody within three days, according to a press release. To meet this obligation, DHS simply moved the minors down the hall.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki used the administration’s deceptive practice to brag about the progress that immigration officials have made in process the young illegal aliens.
“The amount of time children spend in CBP custody is down 75 percent, from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now,” Psaki said