‘That’s A Problem’: Former Border Patrol Chief Blasts Biden, Harris For Never Meeting With Him
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - MAY 05: U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz attends a press conference on May 5, 2023 in Brownsville, Texas. Mayorkas was joined by U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Commissioner Benjamine "Carry" Huffman and Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez to speak about the immigration and the Trump-era expulsion policy Title 42 that is set to end next week.
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Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz slammed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in an interview that aired on Sunday night, saying that they never met with him while he served in the position until he retired last year.

His remarks on CBS News’s “60 Minutes” come after approximately 8 million illegal aliens, a number greater than the population of the majority of U.S. states, have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration — the most significant increase in illegal immigration in the country’s history.

“When agencies are making a decision based upon politics or whether they’re gonna get media coverage, hey, we’re gonna put all our personnel in this two-mile stretch,” he said. “What about the other 200 miles?”

“I’ve never had one conversation with the president,” he said. “Or the vice president, for that matter. And so I was the chief of the border patrol. I commanded 21,000 people. That’s a problem.”

When the reporter said that they witnessed dozens of illegal aliens entering the country, Ortiz said: “We need to make sure that Central America, South America, Mexico, that those regions understand that if you pay a smuggler and you cross in between the ports of entry and you do not have a legitimate claim to some sort of asylum benefit, you’re gonna be sent back.”


When asked if the White House has sent “mixed messages to migrants,” he said: “Yeah, most definitely.”


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