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Border Patrol Deputy Chief Begs Congress To Enter Immigration Fight To Ease Border Crisis

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Border Patrol Deputy Chief Scott Luck begged Congress to get involved in the immigration fight so it can fix the nation’s catch and release policies.

“It has been an unprecedented number of folks coming across the border in family units, which gives us the indication of a steady rise since July,” Luck said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. (RELATED: Former Border Patrol Deputy Chief Supports Trump’s Plan To Cut Aid To Central America)

“This gives us an indication that we need help from Congress right now,” he continued. “The status quo is not going to work anymore.”

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Luck also decried the policy of catch and release and said smugglers are sending caravans of families and children to distract from their nefarious activities.

“The common ploy of a smuggler is to distract us by sending family units and unaccompanied children to one area of the border and then try to pass their product through another area of the border. So that’s the dynamic that we’re working with,” Luck said, adding:

“Also, we have agents that are spending an exorbitant amount of time in the roles of processing and doing child care and food preparation where they should be focusing on the border security mission and keeping America safe and the citizens of their counties and their country safe.”

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