U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained journalists at gunpoint on the Arizona-Mexico border for filming illegal aliens freely crossing into the U.S. thanks to Joe Biden’s open border policy.
Real America’s Voice investigative journalist Ben Bergquam and his crew were detained by CBP at gunpoint on Friday while filming the network’s “Law and Border” program.
“I have been to this section of the border many times, both with law enforcement escorts and without, and have never had an encounter like this,” Bergquam said.
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Footage shows that while numerous border agents were preoccupied harassing Bergquam and his crew, dozens of illegal aliens were seeing crossing the U.S. border unimpeded.
“There are guys out there fully armed, guns out- while Washington DC is supporting the drug cartels. While our country is being invaded, there are 60 guys who are just standing around and they are worried about us, ” Bergquam said as he and his team were detained and questioned.
“While we have complete respect for law enforcement, we were stunned to be detained at gunpoint while illegal immigrants looked on right after crossing our southern border. This incident reveals the backwards priorities of our leaders in Washington, unfortunately, as the border crisis worsens by the day,” he added.
Real America’s Voice CEO Howard Diamond condemned Biden’s targeting of journalists in a Saturday statement, but added his company won’t relent in its coverage of the open border crisis.
“Such targeting of journalists has rarely ever happened in America,” said Diamond. “Though the Biden administration’s border agency’s detainment of our journalists greatly concerns us, we remain undaunted in our commitment to deliver consistent and fact-based news reporting on the crisis on the southern border while the rest of the media ignore it.”
CBP data shows that 164,973 illegal immigrants were encountered at the U.S. southern border in February, the highest total number recorded in the history of the Department of Homeland Security.