Thursday, March 18, 2021
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NBC is reporting that the Biden Administration is taking steps to limit access to information about the current situation at the Southwest border.
It is, insiders say, an unofficial gag order--one that's been put in place verbally, not in a written memo. Here are the reported parameters:
Border Patrol officials have been told to deny all media requests for "ride-alongs" with agents along the southern land border; local press officers are instructed to send all information queries, even from local media, to the press office in Washington for approval; and those responsible for cultivating data about the number of migrants in custody have been reminded not to share the information with anyone to prevent leaks, the officials said.
In addition to the above restrictions, NBC has been unable to obtain photos from border processing facilities holding unaccompanied migrant children that show conditions or sleeping arrangements.