A CBP spokesperson has provided an explanation about why they deleted a press release about the arrest of two illegal border crossers on the terror watch list.
The House Homeland Security Committee Republicans Twitter account tweeted yesterday:
[email protected] & @CBP Why did you take down your previously public tweet & press release announcing that two people on the terror watch list were apprehended exploiting President Biden’s open border policies?
.@DHSgov & @CBP Why did you take down your previously public tweet & press release announcing that two people on the terror watch list were apprehended exploiting President Biden’s open border policies?
Transparency in name alone is not transparency. https://t.co/6SONcvlwAa
— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) April 6, 2021
According to Fox, a CBP spokesperson said the press release “was not properly reviewed and contained certain disclosure and policy information related to national security that required CBP to remove it from our website.”
Fox had written that “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deleted a press release detailing the arrest of two Yemeni illegal immigrants who were identified on a terror watch list — leading to Republicans accusing the Biden administration of a lack of transparency”
The now deleted press release quoted Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino saying “part of the Border Patrol’s mission states we will protect the country from terrorists. Today, like every other day, our agents did that. These apprehensions at our border illustrates the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our everyday mission to protect this great country.”