Billionaire questions the lack of news for thousands of people crossing the US southern border
Elon Musk has criticized the media’s lack of coverage of the US border crisis after footage of an overcrowded processing center in Texas was uploaded to Twitter. Musk’s comments come as the southern part of the country has seen large numbers of illegal migrants over the past year.
The clip was recorded by Texas Republican congressman Tony Gonzales and posted on Twitter by FOX News reporter Bill Melugin. The video shows hundreds of migrants, including women and children, lying on the floor of the facility covered with what appears to be an aluminum space blanket. Gonzales told the outlet that on Friday, when the video was recorded, the Border Patrol Central Processing Center in El Paso was holding about 4,600 migrants, much higher than the official maximum capacity of the border patrol. base is just 1,040.
Musk responded to Melugin’s tweet by asking why most media has chosen to stay silent on the matter despite Border Patrol agents being increasingly overwhelmed by the influx of migrants crossing the US border. – Mexico.
“Why are there so few reports of millions of people crossing the border?” Musk asked the question.
Why are there so few reports of millions of people crossing the border?
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2022
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, approximately 2.3 million migrants attempted to cross the U.S. southern border in fiscal year 2022. Fiscal year 2023, which begins in October, saw a record increase in the number of people crossing the border illegally, with more than 230,000 migrants encountered at the border in the first month alone.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration has dismissed the issue, with Vice President Kamala Harris repeatedly assuring Americans that the US-Mexico border is “sure” while blaming former President Donald Trump for the present “the immigration system is broken.”
However, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was unable to describe exactly what the administration is doing to address the issue. “system crashed,” told reporters on Monday that “I don’t have anything specific to say about what that job looks like.” Jean-Pierre referred other questions about the border crisis to the vice president’s office.
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