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Border chief contradicts Biden DHS, says border is not under control

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2023
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Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP

Homeland Security does not have “operational control” of the border, the top Border Patrol agent told Congress Wednesday, contradicting the words of his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Chief Raul Ortiz was prodded on the issue at a hearing in McAllen, Texas, by Rep. Mark Green, who asked bluntly if he had operational control.

“No sir,” Chief Ortiz responded.

Mr. Green, Tennessee Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, then played a video of Mr. Mayorkas answering the same question in previous testimony and saying “yes, we do.”...

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