President Joe Biden is not going to be happy with FBI Director Christopher Wray.
That’s because, according to Fox News, Wray just admitted, before the U.S. Senate, that there are “significant security issues” with the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Well, look . . .”
Wray made the admission on Thursday while giving testimony before the U.S. Senate. There, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked Wray whether he agrees with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that the border is “secure.”
Wray, initially, didn’t answer the question. He said:
I’m hesitant to substitute my judgment for the Secretary of Homeland Security, but I will tell you that I have spent a lot of time with our field offices down that have border responsibility. I have been to ports of entry, including not that long ago, with [Customs and Border Protection] officers walking me through it, so I could really see firsthand what they’re up against, and all I can say is, boy, they’ve got a heck of a challenge and I admire their grit and determination to get the job done, but it’s a daunting one.
Cornyn, however, didn’t let Wray off the hook. Instead, the senator pointed out that Wray did not answer his question, and he asked Wray to do so. Wray did.
“Well, look, I think the border presents significant security issues,” Wray said. “There’s a wide array of criminal threats that we encounter down at the border.”
From there, Wray talked about some of the issues at the border, including the transportation of drugs. And, shortly thereafter, Wray, once again, said that there are “significant security” issues at the southern border.
That was unexpected
To some extent, it is surprising that Wray was willing to make this admission. It’s true, but it goes completely against the Biden administration’s narrative that the southern border is secure.
The southern border, contrary to what the administration claims, has been in bad shape ever since Biden took over and started overturning the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump. This signaled to the world that the U.S.-Mexico border was back open, and the result has been a huge surge in border crossings and the crime that comes with it.
In the 2021 fiscal year, Border Patrol had more than 1.7 million illegal alien encounters. In the fiscal year 2022, this figure has already been reached.
Up through June of 2022, there had been several consecutive months of more than 200,000 Border Patrol encounters with immigrants. July saw about 180,000.
The only question now is whether the 2 million figure will be surpassed in the remaining months of the fiscal year 2022. It looks likely, but we’ll see.