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Psaki gets fact-checked on claim migrants ‘not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time’

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When it comes to journalists actually doing their jobs, there are few who have provided better coverage of the crisis at the southern border than Bill Melugin of Fox News who has tirelessly worked to bring the truth to Americans.

Melugin’s reporting on the humanitarian disaster near Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of illegal immigrants have gathered as they wait to be allowed into the U.S. in conditions that some law enforcement officials have described as the equivalent of third world refugee camps, was already worthy of awards but he took it to an entirely new level with his fact check of White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

On Monday, President Joe Biden’s top spinmeister dishonestly claimed that those who are currently at the border have no intentions of remaining in the country, a flat-out lie that received virtually no pushback from the press.

While responding to Fox News bulldog Peter Doocy’s question on why the migrants in Texas aren’t held to the same standards on proving COVID vaccination status as those who visit the country from Europe, Psaki said, “They are not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.”

Psaki added, “I don’t think it’s the same thing… it’s not the same thing, these are individuals  as we’ve noted and as we’ve been discussed,’ she said, “we are expelling individuals based on Title 42 specifically because of COVID because we want to prevent a scenario where large numbers of people are gathering, posing a threat to the community and also to the migrants themselves.”

Melugin, who has had boots on the ground in Texas since the onset of the current crisis, was quick to call out Psaki for her latest whopper.

(Video: Fox News)

According to Melugin, “So, look, that was an interesting press conference. And you guys have been talking about Jen Psaki’s comments that she doesn’t believe that the migrants down here intend to stay for a long time.”

He continued, “That’s news to these folks down here, if they were to actually come down here and talk to them, I think they would realize that they’re not traveling from halfway around the world to go on a little camping trip for a few days under this bridge and then just go back into Mexico.

“They intend to stay,” he said, “They know, under the Biden administration, if they can just step foot on U.S. soil, they will have a chance to be released into the U.S.”

Melugin also pointed out that despite Psaki’s fib that the Biden administration was “expelling individuals,” the reality is that the “word has spread” among the masses that they will be fed, sheltered, and put on buses and planes to destinations throughout the U.S.

The optics of thousands of illegal immigrants underneath a bridge drove the White House to take the extreme measure of using the FAA to issue an order preventing the Fox News drone from entering the airspace over Del Rio last week as well as to promote the ridiculously dishonest narrative that Border Patrol agents were whipping Haitian refugees as a distraction, another lie that Melugin debunked.

Biden’s campaign trail promise to head up the most transparent administration ever may be his biggest lie of all and, if not for courageous truth-tellers like Melugin, America would be completely in the dark about the deteriorating situation at the border.

Chris Donaldson

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