U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raúl Ortiz has defied Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration by testifying that the Southern Border is in “crisis.”
The Biden admin continues to downplay the situation at the open U.S. border with Mexico.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeated the claim that the “border is secure.”
His claims continued despite the fact that 5 million illegal aliens flooded across the border during the first two years of the Biden administration.
On Wednesday, Ortiz defied DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden by saying the border is in “crisis” and the U.S. does not have control of its border.
Chief Ortiz also testified that Biden should complete President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Ortiz testified before congressional Republicans on Wednesday at the border in McAllen, Texas.
All 15 Democrat members of the Homeland Security Committee boycotted the trip.
Wow: Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz just made an amazing statement–a key CBP mission under Biden's leadership is now "the processing enterprise."
It's not just detaining illegal aliens and securing the border. It's processing and releasing them into the U.S. #BidenBorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/vPI7vyajuu
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) March 15, 2023
FOX News host Trace Gallagher responded to the testimony, saying: “Chief Ortiz also said the border is not secure.
“He defended horseback agents who President Biden accused of whipping Haitian migrants.
“And then he offered a final spike in the heart by simultaneously coming after this administration and supporting the previous administration, saying it was a mistake to stop building the wall, Trump’s wall.”
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