'The system is blinking red' due to surge in illegal immigration: GOP lawmaker

“Let’s look back at the 9/11 Commission, which in the days preceding 9/11 said that the system was blinking red,” he told host Laura Ingraham. “I think I’m here to tell you that we should be aware in this country right now, with the amount of illegal aliens entering the United States, that the system is blinking red.”


Pfluger reacted to the news of two undocumented Chinese immigrants — “high-value targets,” Ingraham said — who were taken into federal custody after a traffic stop in Kimble County, Texas. 

The region of Texas has had a problem with undocumented Chinese migrants for a year, she reported.

“It’s happening all the time,” the Texas congressman said. “It’s egregious. And yet [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas comes to Congress on Capitol Hill last week and says that he has operational control of the border.”

His statement is false, Pfluger said, adding that the border is “not secure.”