This week a second former Obama official has come forward to say the Democrats are wrong when they claim that there is no crisis of criminal immigrants at the border.
Obama’s former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan recently appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson and insisted that there really is a wave of criminals sneaking across the border. He also said, “walls absolutely work.”
Morgan’s appearance comes on the heels of President Trump’s Tuesday border security speech where he said that Customs and Border Protection agents are constantly apprehending “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members.”
Liberals (like Geraldo Rivera, for instance) constantly wave away concerns that the wide open border allows thousands of dangerous criminals to flood the country. But during his visit with Tucker, Morgan devastated the liberal argument and sided with Trump on the issue.
“Before I was even chief of Border Patrol, I served on the FBI for two decades,” Morgan told Carlson on Wednesday. “One of my assignments was I led the El Paso office. From my office right on the border, I could see Juarez. Every day, Tucker, we worked the DEA and all components of DHS. And we worked human trafficking cases, we worked drug cases, and we worked drug and gang cases, all impacting the southern border.”
Then Obama appointed him to head the Border Patrol.
“And then as chief, every single day, Tucker, I was briefed every single day about the men and women who are risking their lives every day and they’re apprehending murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members,” Morgan added. “That is not manufactured, that is real, and that’s a fact and it’s still happening today.”
Moran also slammed the Democrats for claiming that the problem at the border is a “manufactured crisis.”
“And I would say, one last point is, 127 Border Patrol agents have died,” he said. “They didn’t die playing Monopoly. They died defending, being the frontline defenders of our borders, trying to apprehend 17,000 people, the bad people, that Secretary Nielsen mentioned. I wondered if he asked their families if this was a manufactured crisis.”
Mark Morgan ran the border patrol at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency and was replaced by the Trump administration in 2017.
This is the second Obama immigration operative who has split with the liberal narrative. Former ICE head Thomas Homan also came out in support of Trump’s border security agenda.
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