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Social media users confused by USA Today claim that Biden has ‘clamped down on unauthorized border crossings’

Social media users ripped into USA Today after the outlet claimed in a new report that President Biden has "clamped down" on illegal southern border crossing.

Social media users this weekend were baffled by USA Today claiming that President Biden has "clamped down" on illegal immigration, blasting the outlet for making the claim in a recent piece about Biden’s visit to the site of the Baltimore bridge collapse. 

The outlet published a report on Biden’s speech at the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse on Friday, where he grieved for the six immigrant workers who died after a cargo ship struck the bridge and triggered the destruction.

In addition to noting that Biden used the opportunity to urge "Congress to take swift action to approve funding to rebuild the bridge," the piece also mentioned the president taking action on illegal immigration to America.

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It stated, "Biden, who has clamped down on unauthorized border crossings, steered clear of mentioning the victims' status in the country, instead focusing on their contribution to their community."

Quoting Biden, the piece added, "’Most were immigrants, all were Marylanders − hardworking, strong and selfless," Biden said, during the visit 10 days after the devastating bridge collapse."

Elsewhere the outlet noted where the immigrants were from, stating the deceased workers were "from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico."

Eagle-eyed critics of the president pointed out the "clamped down" line on social media, perplexed as to why USA Today would make the claim when Biden has overseen record numbers of border crossings during his time in office.

As of February, nearly 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border under Biden's watch, a number greater than the population of 36 individual states, a Fox News analysis finds.

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A USA Today spokesperson told Fox News Digital, "We stand by the story." Fox News Digital also reached out to the White House for comment. 

RealClearInvestigations Senior Writer Mark Hemingway spotlighted the quote on X and commented, "’Biden, who has clamped down on unauthorized border crossings…’ what the hell is going on here?"

Washington Examiner Editor-In-Chief Hugo Gordon altered the quote to be more accurate, posting, "Clamped down on prevention of unauthorized border crossings."

Former U.S. Armed Forces member and political commentator Robert Patrick Lewis called USA Today’s line, "Propaganda, my dear boy. Pure, unadulterated election year political propaganda."

Former CNBC journalist John Carney snarked, "Alex, I’ll take Why People Don’t Trust the Media for $200."

Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report. 

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