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Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman says Mexican drug cartels control the US southern border

Grothman said that there aren't enough border patrol agents to handle the crisis at the southern border

Published: May 25, 2023 6:19pm

Updated: May 25, 2023 7:01pm

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman said Thursday that the drug cartels are running the United States southern border. 

"We have to remember the Mexican drug cartel cartels own the border," Grothman told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "They run the border and they want people coming across the middle of nowhere, because they know that once the Border Patrol has to process them, the Border Patrol will have nobody to follow up when people are smuggling drugs across the border."

Before the lifting of Title 42, a public health authority that allowed the U.S. to quickly deport asylum-seekers to contain the spread of COVID, the National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd warned that resources would become even more limited for border patrol officials when the policy expired.

Grothman added that there aren't enough Border Patrol agents to handle the crisis at the southern border and called out the Biden administration for giving the agents therapy dogs to decrease their stress level instead of addressing staffing issues. 

"They are not hiring new Border Patrol agents, they're sure not hiring new drug-sniffing dogs," he stated. "They thought the most important thing to do was to hire therapy dogs to make the Border Patrol less stressed. I mean, if you have that lack of common sense, you can see where all the other dumb decisions are being made."

Grothman also criticized the administration for removing resources for DNA testing due to the rise of child trafficking at the border by adults unrelated to them. 

"What the Border Patrol was able to do is they were able to do DNA tests, and about one out of 10 times they did find out that the child is with somebody who is completely unrelated to them," he said. "Now the Biden administration wants to say, 'we're going to pull the money for any more DNA testing,' which is just to me unimaginable."

"The border is under control by the Mexican drug cartels," Grothman reiterated. "And that is a reason why you should be especially concerned if a child is coming across with someone who is not related to them."

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