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How About 80,000 New Border Patrol Agents, Not 80,000 More IRS Auditors?

As we pointed out on Wednesday, one of President Biden’s worst State of the Union whoppers was his claim that the border issue is under control. An all-time high of 2.4 million illegal aliens crossed into the U.S. last year, and Congressional testimony from four top Border Patrol officials this week confirmed the situation is only getting worse.

“I don’t have the correct adjective to describe what’s going on” at the border, John Modlin, the Border Patrol’s chief in the Tucson sector, told the House Oversight and Accountability committee. “I do not have enough agents within Tucson sector to deal with the flow.”

That flow has quadrupled to 250,000 a year just since 2020. Gloria Chavez, the chief of the Rio Grande Valley Sector, says there has been a sharp increase in “criminal migrants, gang members, hard narcotics, firearms.”

What made the hearing worse was the revelation by Chairman James Comer that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had attempted to prevent several of the border chiefs from testifying.

We will say it for the umpteenth time: until we end the chaos at the border, we won’t be able to admit the legal immigrants this country so desperately needs in every area from agriculture workers to high-tech brainiacs.

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