The Washington Post’s Nick Miroff has a scoop, everybody. We think his idea was that the scoop is that the Biden administration is considering an end to Title 42, a coronavirus public health order used to expel migrants, which is reassessed by the CDC every 60 days, with the deadline for the next renewal landing in early April. What’s a scoop to us is that migrants are no longer kept in cages but in “holding cells,” which are over capacity. We’ve yet to see Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez don all-white for a photoshoot outside these holding cells, and Vice President Kamala Harris has yet to visit the border.
Before we get to Miroff’s tweet, though, let’s go back a week:
BREAKING REPORT: Biden's Homeland Security is looking for VOLUNTEERS to work at the southern border fearing an INFLUX OF 170,000 migrants in just hours when Trump's Title 42 is dropped..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 18, 2022
The Daily Mail reported:
The Department of Homeland Security is considering calling on volunteers for reinforcement at the southern border, fearing an onslaught of migrants that would far outweigh its resources.
The U.S. could be just hours away from another wave of mass migration if the Biden administration lifts Title 42, a provision border agents have relied on to quell the border crisis during the pandemic.
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien asked employees “to consider stepping forward to support the DHS Volunteer Force,” according to an email, more than a year after the volunteer force was activated for last year’s migrant surge.
And now onto the scoop:
SCOOP: the Biden admin is deciding whether to end Title 42 and bracing for a "mass migration event," but is already facing major strains at border.
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 24, 2022
Breaking news from January 2021.
— Schadenfreudelish (@aggierican) March 24, 2022
That’s…umm…not a scoop
— Wu1f (@Wu1f_tketkr) March 24, 2022
Did you just wake up from a coma? 'Scoop' 😂😂😂
— Ginger Lady the Terrible (@GingerLady6) March 24, 2022
Boy, Americans had no idea their border was porous until you wrote this piece. Thank God for journalism.
— Maple Patriot (@maple_patriot) March 24, 2022
On immigration, Biden administration's goal is to allow as much illegal immigration as they can get away with.
They are embracing, not bracing for, mass illegal immigration.
— Jimmy Gandhi (@jimmygandhi) March 24, 2022
This is a catastrophe, and one that the Biden Admin largely created. https://t.co/0m60mssh8y
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 24, 2022
Remember when holding cells were called cages?
— Henry Chinaski, Universally Muted Opinions (@ashsoles) March 24, 2022
"Kids in cages" are just "holding cells" again I see. pic.twitter.com/3jJiAh7QUP
— TJDMCR – 716 OG (@TJDMCR) March 24, 2022
That upcoming book that reveals the dirt on Harris notes how she resented being referred to as the “border czar.” Politico Playbook reports:
The authors recounted a meeting with Congressional Black Caucus leaders in mid-April, in which Biden heaped praise on Harris but also said he’d given her the important task of handling immigration and that she would do “a hell of a job.”
“The vice president corrected him at once,” the authors report. “Excuse me, she said, it’s the Northern Triangle — not immigration.”
It’s clear that no one is in charge of immigration.
Bill Melugin marks the six-month anniversary of the DHS investigation into those Border Patrol agents whipping Haitian migrants https://t.co/Rk41MgUDQe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 22, 2022