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On Tuesday, the Biden administration allowed — for the first and only time — cameras inside a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility housing unaccompanied migrant children. What we saw was nothing short of a humanitarian and security crisis.

At the start of Biden’s border crisis, the Biden administration committed to transparency but transparency proved elusive. Now the American people only have a glimpse of what President Biden has been hiding:

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Despite assurances of “openness and transparency,” the Biden administration spent weeks refusing to provide any transparency. The Biden administration was even accused of issuing a “gag order” preventing CBP from sharing information with the media. As the days and weeks went by, the crisis at our southern border intensified while the American people were left in the dark.

The Biden administration’s words continued to differ from their actions.

The Donna, Texas facility is extremely overcrowded, housing 4,100 migrants, including 3,400 unaccompanied children, despite a pandemic capacity of just 250 (1,700% capacity).

A report from the Washington Post detailed the extent of this humanitarian crisis:

“The reporters allowed inside described extreme levels of overcrowding, including one detention ‘pod’ with 516 minors despite a pandemic-rated capacity of 32 people. Another pod had 676 minors, and a third had 567, officials said. The Biden administration is on pace to take in more than 17,000 unaccompanied minors this month, far higher than the previous record of 11,861 in May 2019.”

According to the Biden administration’s own estimates, border encounters are on track to top two million this fiscal year, and the Biden administration is bracing for a sustained surge of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border.

This is a crisis, and the Biden administration has denied the American people the ability to see this crisis for themselves.