Ex-Border Patrol Chief Says Biden, Harris Never Met Him

A former U.S. Border Patrol chief recently blasted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in an interview, saying the pair never met him during his tenure, lasting until his retirement in 2023.

During an interview with CBS News, ex-Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz issued a scathing rebuke of Biden and Harris. Oritz’s comments come after about 8 million illegal immigrants have flooded the U.S., given the Biden administration’s lax border policies.

“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. What about the other 200 miles?” Ortiz began.

“I’ve never had one conversation with the president,” he added. “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.”

After the interviewer noted they had witnessed groups of illegal immigrants entering America, 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.”

Ortiz was asked if the White House has sent “mixed messages” to those crossing illegally into the U.S., to which he responded, “Yeah, most definitely.”

Ortiz’s remarks come after Biden has refused to enact border security measures despite record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S., increasing crime across the country.

Since Biden took office, millions of illegal immigrants have entered America, devastating multiple cities, such as New York City.

New York City has grappled with an immigration crisis since the spring of 2022 when illegal immigrants began arriving in the Big Apple. As of today, over 100,000 unlawful migrants have made their way to the city.

In November 2022, the New York Post reported that the crisis in New York City would cost taxpayers “at least” $600 million yearly. The immigration issue in the Big Apple has even prompted New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) to call for modifying the city’s sanctuary city status.