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Border Patrol chief makes telling admission about Biden’s immigration policies: ‘Increases when there are no consequences’

Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz admitted under oath last month that migrants face “no consequences” for entering the United States illegally under President Joe Biden.

What is the background?

Last year, Florida filed several lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies that handle immigration.

In March 2021, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sued the Biden administration over its immigration policies. A second lawsuit was filed in September 2021, this time over the administration’s catch-and-release policy. And last December, Florida sued the Biden administration for not complying with FOIA requests.

What did Ortiz say?

On July 28, Ortiz testified under oath for a deposition related to the lawsuits that a lack of “consequences” under Biden entices migrants to come to the U.S.

Attorney: “Why is it important to detain and remove demographics that are amendable to the Border Patrol?”
Ruiz: “You want to make sure you have consequences.”
Attorney: “OK. And if you don’t have consequences, what is likely to happen?”
Ruiz: “In my experience, we have seen increases when there are no consequences.”
Attorney: “OK. So, if migrant populations believe that they’re going — there are not going to be consequences, more of them will come to the border. Is that what you’re saying?”
Ruiz: “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.”
Attorney: “So, it will increase at an exponential rate. Is that what is being suggested here?”
Ruiz: “Well, I do think it will increase, yeah.”

The deposition also highlighted several other telling admissions.

For example, Ortiz agreed the southern U.S. border is experiencing a “crisis”; he agreed that an “unprecedented numbers of aliens are illegally entering the United States right now”; and he agreed that the number of migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally under Biden has increased.

Ortiz also said the border crisis is making America “less safe.”

Anything else?

The border crisis has raged on despite less media coverage and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ assertion that the border is “secure.”

In fact, migrant apprehensions for fiscal year 2022 broke a new record in June and are on track to exceed 2 million by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.