Border chief asks House panel to boost migrant processing

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told House Republicans on Wednesday that his agency needs more technology and resources, as the number of migrants arriving at the southwest border “places tremendous strain” on the system.

Testifying at the House Homeland Security Committee’s field hearing in south Texas — which committee Democrats boycotted — Ortiz said that the current flow of migrants to the U.S-Mexico border “represents challenges, and in some areas, a crisis situation.”

“Now, unlike in previous surges, we are seeing traffic including large groups, spread across multiple locations,...

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