“Who built the cages, Joe?”

That was an important rhetorical question asked by former President Trump to Joe Biden during one of the presidential debates last fall.

It was, of course, the Obama-Biden administration that built the infamous cages on the border, but the Democrats blamed Trump for the treatment of unaccompanied minor children. They painted a dark picture of the Big Bad Orange Man ripping children from the clutches of their parents and placing them in cages like wild animals.

However, Democrats and the media are refusing to call the massive surge of illegal immigrants under Biden a crisis.

And the problem has gotten so dire that the Biden administration doesn’t want Americans to know how bad things really are.

That’s right, they are not only preventing the media from filming the cages full of migrant children, but they are also preventing United States’ senators from filming them as well.

A startling video was released this weekend by Texas Senator Ted Cruz in which a Biden administration official is seen telling Senator Cruz to not film the children in the cages and obscured Cruz’s camera shot to shield the appalling scene.

Here is how the video confrontation played out as reported by The Blaze:

“Please give dignity to the people,” the woman told Cruz.

Cruz reacted by saying, “You’ve been instructed to ask us not to take pictures here because the political leadership at DHS does not want the American people to know it.”

“You keep standing in front of the pictures so you don’t want the pictures taken,” Cruz continued.

The woman told Cruz, “Please give dignity and respect to the people,” to which he responded, “There is a pandemic, is this respecting the rights of these kids? Are you respecting the rights of these kids?”

“Please respect the rules,” the woman repeatedly told the GOP senator.

Cruz said the facility is a “dangerous place,” and replied, “The rules are arbitrary and they’re designed to keep the American people in the dark.”

“Please give the people dignity and respect,” the woman again told Cruz, and he responded, “I respect them and I want to fix this situation, and the administration you’re working for is responsible for these conditions.”

The border official was clearly instructed to prevent a sitting senator from informing the American people about the deplorable conditions at our southern border. That should outrage every American, regardless of their party affiliation.

What happened to the Biden administration being the most “transparent” in American history?

Like so much of his administration, Biden and his handlers have been feeding the American public BS meant to make him look like a good and decent man as opposed to the Big Bad Orange Man who came before.

Joe Biden has never had any intention of preventing a border surge when he in fact once called for migrants to surge the border.

Biden and the Democrats see the migrants as millions of future Democrat voters, and like so many of their policies, this is about power and control, and not about protecting the American public, which is the number one job of government.

The crisis at the border is an unmitigated disaster all of Joe Biden’s making.

Former President Trump had made great progress in preventing illegal border crossings, but now Biden has undone many of Trump’s policy successes and the results can be seen for themselves…that is, unless the Biden administration continues to shield the crisis from view.

Ted Cruz is doing his duty by exposing the Biden immigration cover-up and should be applauded for doing so.

That is one elected official doing the right thing. Now, we need Joe Biden to do the right thing as well.

The ball is in your court, Joe.