A US Border Patrol truck uses old tires to erase the tracks of its tires while patrolling along the border line between the cities of Texas, in the United States, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. (HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 8:37 AM PT – Thursday, May 27, 2021
The Biden administration has faced scrutiny for their apparent lack of transparency.
On Tuesday, 12 Republican lawmakers were denied access to the El Paso Intelligence Center during their border visit. The GOP members have repeatedly made attempts to visit the facility after the DEA released a statement warning the uptick of drug smugglers illegally crossing the border will likely get worse.
Lawmakers are struggling to gain insight on the drug cartel crisis and argue the Biden administration is preventing them to do so. They argue this interference violates their obligation to ensure that public funds are utilized within these facilities to effectively manage the crisis.
Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) said the GOP demands to learn about the intelligence operation’s strategy to counter drug cartels and illegal immigrants. He argued that Biden has prioritized the welfare of illegal immigrants over the safety of the American people.
Garcia went on to add Biden’s lack of transparency suggests that “our open borders are a lot more serious than the average American understands right now.”