(SNews) – U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raúl Ortiz has defied Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration by testifying that the Southern Border is in “crisis.”

The Biden admin continues to downplay the situation at the open U.S. border with Mexico.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeated the claim that the “border is secure.”

His claims continued despite the fact that 5 million illegal aliens flooded across the border during the first two years of the Biden administration.

On Wednesday, Ortiz defied DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden by saying the border is in “crisis” and the U.S. does not have control of its border.

Chief Ortiz also testified that Biden should complete President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Ortiz testified before congressional Republicans on Wednesday at the border in McAllen, Texas.

All 15 Democrat members of the Homeland Security Committee boycotted the trip.