On Tuesday, Issues & Insights posted an article about a consequence of our open southern border that is not widely reported.
The article reports:
In a data dump Friday, the Biden administration announced that more than a quarter million people crossed the border illegally in December – the highest ever recorded. The timing of this release was designed to bury the news, not that it mattered, since the mainstream media have ignored the growing border crisis with fierce determination.
But that’s not the worst of it. Border deaths also reached all-time highs. That news is so bad, the “most transparent administration in history” tried to keep it hidden altogether, coughing it up only in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. When that data did come out … crickets.
This silence is particularly galling, given that the left was screaming bloody murder about border deaths during the Trump administration.
The publicly released news showed that Border Patrol agents stopped 251,487 illegal crossers in December. That’s a 7% increase from November, a 40% increase from the year before, and a 240% increase from December 2020.
But that’s only part of the story.
The article continues:
A better description is an invasion, one aided and abetted by the Biden administration, the Democratic party, and the legacy media that has covered it up.
It’s also a deadly one to the migrants themselves.
Over the last fiscal year, 880 immigrants died trying to get into the U.S. That is the highest number of deaths since data became available, according to numbers obtained by the Epoch Times through a FOIA request.
The second-largest number of migrant deaths occurred the year before, when 566 perished.
By comparison, in fiscal 2020, there were 247 border deaths — a record low.
If the media weren’t so corrupt, they would have been all over this story.
For one thing, they’d demand to know why “the most transparent” administration decided to stop releasing the number of border deaths, which had previously been part of the CPB’s reporting.
Then, they’d want to know why all those Democrats — including Biden — who were screaching about every border death during the Trump administration have been silent now.
This is another example of the mainstream media and its biased reporting. Thank goodness for reporters and watchdogs who know how to use FOIA requests.