GOP senator claims Biden admin 'told him to delete pics of chaos at migrant facilities where kids packed like sardines'

A REPUBLICAN senator claims he was told to delete pictures of an overcrowded migrant detention facility at the southern border.

Wyoming's John Barrasso said it was because Joe Biden does not want people to see children “crammed like sardines” after thousands of unaccompanied minors crossed from Mexico.

Barrasso, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, told on Fox News: “This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis.”

He said and other GOP senators were told by officials to delete photos they took of the facilities during a recent visit to the US-Mexico border.

“We were told to delete the pictures,” he said.

“No one did. You’ve seen the video coming out of all of these kids crammed together under the foil blankets, huddling together.

“This is what the Biden administration is trying to hide from the American public.”

He also said border officials are only testing migrant kids for coronavirus when they leave the camps — not when they arrive — raising fears about the possible spread around the country.

“They do the instant test. And then those that have been tested positive are just kind of moved to one side of the courtyard, those negative to the other of this courtyard,” Barrasso said.

“They’ve all been exposed, and then they’re sent all across the country.

“You know, that is the real tragedy of this. And we’re not sure what variant of the of the coronavirus they’re carrying.

“They are carrying it, though, all around America.”

His claims come after border crossings reached a 15-year high with 171,000 arrivals in March.

The total included 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children and 53,000 family members traveling together.

A top US border official said on Tuesday there are more than 6,000 arrivals on some days and he expects more than a million will cross this year.

The crisis at the border has been condemned by right and left.

Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last week slammed conditions in detention camps as "inhuman and horrifying".

Vice-president Kamala Harris has been put in charge of the crisis.

But she was criticized for failing to hold a press conference on efforts to solve the issue.

The migrant surge has been the president's biggest challenge since taking office in January.

Hollywood legend said Biden's handling of it was a "disaster" and he hopes Trump runs again in 2024.

Last night Biden was accused of "lying to the American people" and stirring up racial divisions over proposed voting laws in Georgia.

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