EXPLAINER: Why Is Media Access at the Border an Issue?

Access to government-run facilities housing young immigrants on the border with Mexico has caused one of the first tussles between news organizations and the administration of Joe Biden.

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Fatima Nayeli, 13, left, ands her sister, Cynthia Stacy, 8, answer questions from a U.S.Border Patrol agent at an intake site after they were smuggled on an inflatable raft across the Rio Grande river in Roma, Texas, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The sisters traveled from El Salvador in the hope of reaching relatives living in the U.S. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House efforts at the U.S. southern border and work with Central American nations to address root causes of the migration. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Access to government-run facilities housing young immigrants on the border with Mexico has caused one of the first tussles between news organizations and the two-month-old administration of Joe Biden. Before the doors opened slightly this week, the media was limited in depicting how people in U.S. custody were being treated, and how that compared to what was done in the Trump years. What’s behind that? Here’s a look. WHY HAS MEDIA…

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