MCALLEN, TEXAS – Today, Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-28), at the first Homeland Security Field Hearing, asked Chief Border Patrol Raúl Ortiz what percentage of the 1.3 million known ‘gotaways’ do we not know about? Chief Ortiz stated, there are about 20% MORE we do not know about. This is the first time many of the Homeland Security officials who were previously barred from testifying will be testifying on the southern border crisis. No Democratic counterparts showed up to the hearing. Congressman Gimenez serves as the Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Maritime and Transportation Security.
Congressman Carlos Gimenez is on the House Armed Services Committee, Select Committee on China, and the Homeland Security Committee. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress and is the former Mayor of Miami-Dade County.
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2023/3/congressman-carlos-gimenez-questions-border-patrol-chief-ortiz-on-border-numbers