Email Shows Sec. Mayorkas Was Alerted Migrants Were Not Whipped By Border Patrol | Eastern North Carolina Now | Fox News reporter Bill Melugin published an email on Wednesday that he said was delivered to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alerting him prior to a major press conference that Border Patrol agents had never whipped migrants.

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    Fox News reporter Bill Melugin published an email on Wednesday that he said was delivered to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alerting him prior to a major press conference that Border Patrol agents had never whipped migrants.

    The email, which Melugin also shared on Twitter, showed that Mayorkas had been provided with a statement from photographer Paul Ratje - who took the photos others used to claim that Border Patrol agents had been whipping migrants - prior to the press conference at which he referred to the imagery as "horrifying."

    "NEW: Email reveals DHS Secretary Mayorkas was alerted by DHS' top public affairs official that the 'whipping' narrative behind horseback BP photos wasn't true, but at a WH press conference 2.5 hours later, he didn't refute the narrative, instead calling the images 'horrifying.'"

    The email quoted Ratje as saying that he had never seen Border Patrol agents whip anyone.

    "Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses," Ratje said at the time. "I've never seen them whip anyone. He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you're looking at the picture."

    Melugin went on to note that the email, which went to Mayorkas and several others by DHS public affairs assistant secretary Marsha Espinosa, was sent before the press conference - but Mayorkas adopted the same tone that had already been taken by President Joe Biden. "It was sent hours after President Biden falsely accused the agents of 'strapping' migrants and promised they would 'pay,' and hours before Mayorkas' presser," he tweeted.

    The email, Melugin said, was initially obtained by The Heritage Foundation pursuant to a FOIA request. "They filed a Freedom of Information Act request with DHS in March, seeking communications about the 'whipping' incident. DHS didn't produce the documents, so Heritage sued in June, & last week, DHS turned over an initial batch of emails."

    Melugin also noted that, prior to publishing the email and his report, he had reached out to DHS for comment - and "gave them two full days" to offer up a response - but no one from Homeland Security had offered any comment.

    Just hours after the email was sent, Mayorkas spoke to reporters about the incident, promising not to "prejudge the facts" and saying, "The images horrified us in terms of what they suggest and what they conjure up. In terms of not only our nation's history, but unfortunately the fact that that page of history has not been turned entirely."

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The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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poll#162
In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
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poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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