Border Patrol Chief Torches Mayorkas and Biden on the Border

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Ira Mehlman
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Monday, May 1, 2023
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National Issues
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At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing held in McAllen, Texas, BorderPatrol Chief Raul Ortiz contradicted claims by the White House and his direct boss, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, that we have operational control of our southern border. In response to a question posed by Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.), “Does DHS have operational control of our entire border?” Ortiz replied, “No sir.” 

Operational control is a statutorily defined term meaning “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics and other contraband.” Not only did Ortiz concede that that is not the case, he made it clear that under the Biden administration, meeting the legal requirement of operational control is not even a goal of this administration. . . .