by Guy Page
Last night, Fox News reported that the Biden’ administration had declared a drone ‘no fly zone’ over the Del Rio, Texas International Bridge, where more than 10,000 Haitians have gathering since the Biden administration cancelled its deportation policy. Hence no more overhead ‘drone’ news footage – surely no accident.
In response, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put on his ‘on the spot’ reporter hat and last night provided his own video. No, it’s not drone coverage, but having a U.S. senator reporting like Dan Rather from the Kyber Pass sends a message to the would-be government controllers of the free press that Americans are wise and won’t stand for it.
Yesterday – perhaps feeling the heat from watchers of Fox News and ‘Cruz TV’ – the administration rescinded the deportation ban.
Normally Vermont Daily Chronicle doesn’t cover late breaking news on the Texas border. Texas and Vermont are far apart, in more ways than one – just ask Vermont’s Elected Representatives from Planned Parenthood what they think about the Lone Star State’s anti-abortion laws. But in the interests of supporting a fair, free and open press, we’re republishing one of Sen. Ted Cruz’s tweets. Because whatever the federal government is trying to hide is probably worth covering.
Haitians are gathering in Del Rio because eight days ago, the Biden administration cancelled deportation flights to Haiti in the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that on August 16 further disrupted the already precarious lives of citizens of that Caribbean nation.
For whatever reason, the deportation ban was rescinded yesterday – much to the consternation of ‘Squad’ member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA): “That ICE would continue to carry out the mass deportations of our Haitian neighbors—with Haiti in the midst of its worst political, public health, and economic crises yet—is cruel and callous.”
This 24-hour-news story offers no long-term solutions to the decades-old illegal immigration crisis that official Washington seems unwilling to solve. But it does show that – for now anyway – our federal government can’t completely control the news. And that’s good news for everyone.