President Joe Biden’s Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz has come clean under oath and warned that the Democrat White House’s open border policies have “no consequences” for migrants who illegally enter the United States.
During a recorded deposition from July 28, Ortiz said the policies of the Biden administration are to blame for the unprecedented surge of migrants at the border.
A video of Ortiz’s testimony has been released as part of a lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Department of Homeland Security.
Ortiz lays bare Biden’s failures, warning illegal immigration is increasing at an exponential rate because there are “no consequences” in place that would slow the migrant surge.
“In my experience, we have seen increases when there are no consequences,” Ortiz said during the deposition.
“So, if migrant populations believe that they’re going … there are not going to be consequences, more of them will come to the border?” an attorney asked.
“Is that what you’re saying?”
“There is an assumption that if migrant populations are told that there is a potential that they may be released, that, yes, you can see increases.”
“So, it will increase at an exponential rate,” the attorney said.
“Is that what is being suggested here?” the attorney asked.
Ortiz: “Well, I do think it will increase, yeah.”
The lawyer pressed, “Since President Biden was elected, does this document indicate that aliens illegally entering the United States perceive that they will be able to enter and remain in the United States?”
“Yes,” Ortiz said.
Florida’s AG Moody issued a statement in response to the testimony from Ortiz, saying:
“After the Biden administration denied that they were engaged in catch-and-release and that they were responsible for the historic surge at our southern border, Florida got the chief of Border Patrol to admit, under oath, the truth.
“The Biden administration caused the surge, made the border less safe, and is flagrantly violating the very federal laws they swore to uphold.
“The Biden administration is putting hard-working border patrol agents in impossible and untenable positions — risking their lives and safety, and I want to thank Chief Ortiz for testifying truthfully at his deposition.”