The former border patrol chief also stated that the Democrats claims that this was a manufactured crisis are blatantly wrong and stated the crisis is definitely real.
Obama's former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan responded to President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech on illegal immigration by noting that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents regularly apprehend "murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members."
Morgan made the remarks while appearing on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" with host Tucker Carlson immediately following Trump's Oval Office address.
"Before I was even chief of Board Patrol, I served on the FBI or two decades," he told Carlson. "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."
"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 continued. "That is not manufactured, that is real, and that's a fact and it’s still happening today."