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Spinning a Dumpster Fire: DHS Recruiting Writers to Spin Southern Border Crisis.

Instead of Fixing the Influx of Illegal Immigration, They’ll Just Write a New Narrative.

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Key Points

  • More than 178,000 migrant encounters were logged at the southern border in December.
  • The Biden administration knows the border will be a hot topic during midterms.
  • They are recruiting writers to create ICE talking points and spin the crisis to not look so severe.

More than 178,000 illegal immigrant encounters were logged at the southern border last month —that’s more people than live in Santa Rosa, California. There were more than 2 million encounters logged last year in total —that’s more than the population of Phoenix, Arizona.

We’ve used this thought exercise before —it helps to keep the crisis in perspective.

So, we have thousands of immigrants entering the country illegally, and a do-nothing administration content with looking the other way. They won’t even talk about it—yet. But according to the Washington Free Beacon, they may have something to say in short order.

But it may not exactly be, you know, the truth.

“This week, DHS posted three job openings for the position of ‘writer-editor’—one at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and two in the public affairs office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” WFB reports. “The timing and job descriptions suggest the Biden administration is already preparing for the onslaught of immigration-related congressional inquiries that will presumably occur if Republicans regain control of the House and Senate in 2023.”

Huh. Interesting. One of the jobs pays $125K (not bad!). Let’s check out the duties:

  • Responsible for writing and editing speeches with varying time constraints ranging from days to hours for completion.

  • Serves as senior editor for OPA content, including website material, on a variety of topics.

  • Responsible for creating talking points, authoritative, accurate written information on programs, policies, goals, priorities, and functions of ICE.

  • This position consists of writing and editing communications that may be complex and controversial in a fast-paced environment.

  • The incumbent receives guidance from the Assistant Director.

The third duty gives them away; I guess they couldn’t just say “need spin doctor, send help.” These job listings tip the admin’s hand; their mere existence is proof enough that they know they have a crisis on their hands, even if they aren’t talking about it.


Only one in three voters approve of Biden’s handling of the border, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average. And we know how America feels about Vice President Border Czar—more than half the country has an unfavorable opinion of her job performance.

Good luck to the writers who take those positions —you’re going to need it.