According to Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, President Biden’s border policies have “no consequences” for migrants coming into the US, which led to an unprecedented surge at the border and the release of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the interior.
FOX News Digital was the first to obtain Chief Ortiz’s remarks from a recorded deposition as part of discovery in a lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies.
The lawsuit filed by Moody’s alleges that Biden’s agencies are not following established federal law, the Immigration and Nationality Act, which requires officials to detain illegal aliens at the border until they are returned home.
Ortiz said that he believes migration will increase at an exponential rate at the southern border because there are no “consequences” in place to curb the tide of migrants flooding into the U.S.
FOX notes that Chief Ortiz has more than 31 years of experience in law enforcement
As we previously reported, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released operational statistics for July 2022 which showed that the crisis at our southern border continues to roll on.
According to CBP, in total, there were 199,976 encounters along the southwest land border in July. This number is a four percent decrease compared to the previous month, where CBP reported at the time that there were a total of 207,416 encounters in June.
CBP also reported that they intercepted a large amount of drugs during the month of July. Although cocaine seizures decreased by 56 percent, methamphetamine increased 15 percent, heroin seizures increased 8 percent, and fentanyl seizures increased 203 percent.