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United Senator Ted Cruz is calling on the Biden administration to lift its "blackout" and allow the media to fully report on the border crisis along the Southern border. According to Cruz, the Biden administration only allowed one TV crew to accompany a trip to one pre-approved location.

Senator Cruz will be leading a group of colleagues to visit the border but the one tv crew that was approved will only be able to film at one location while the group of Senators will be visiting multiple locations. In a press release, Cruz said this means lawmakers will get to see the worst while the American people won't.

Over the last four decades and four previous administrations, members of the press have been allowed to take photographs and report on what happens inside Border Patrol detention facilities. This week, the Biden administration only allowed one approved TV crew to accompany their trip to a hand-picked facility run by the Department of Health and Human Services, not Customs and Border Protection. According to the Washington Post, the facility the Biden administration selected has amenities such as a soccer field, basketball court, and a legal services trailer.

Sen. Cruz and his Senate colleagues will instead visit the Customs and Border Protection Facility in Donna, Texas, a soft sided facility currently reported to be at 1556% of its 250-person capacity.

The reports from the Donna facility are heartbreaking. Children are hungry, unable to bathe frequently, and forced to sleep in cramped conditions. Still, the Biden administration has blocked news cameras from reporting from inside this facility to report the facts.

Cruz continued to blame Biden for the conditions on the border.

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