Border Patrol chief admits under oath Biden's no-consequence border policies caused immigration crisis

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The federal government under Biden is failing to do its duty.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...nce-border-policies-caused-immigration-crisis

The nation's top Border Patrol agent testified in a private legal deposition that the Biden administration's decision to walk back Trump-era enforcement measures has caused the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.

"In my experience, we have seen increases when there are no consequences," said Raul Ortiz in a July 29 deposition, according to video obtained by Fox News. Ortiz was tapped by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Border Patrol early on in the Biden administration. He has kept a low profile during that time, not speaking out publicly despite agents' frustrations with leadership.

Ortiz was called to speak to the cause of the border crisis as part of the discovery process in Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. Florida sued the Biden administration on the basis that its ending Trump administration policies triggered a mass migration event over the past 18 months.

More than 3 million people have been encountered attempting to enter the United States from Mexico illegally since President Joe Biden took office. Ortiz said under oath that the present situation constituted a crisis and agreed with the attorney general's statement that "unprecedented numbers" of migrants have been encountered at the border this year.