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[Mark Morgan, chief, U.S. Border Patrol:] So we know right now that smuggling organizations are absolutely using and exploiting credible fear. We know that they're coaching individuals on specifically what to say when they come here. They just rattle off and they memorize the magic words that they need to say, so that they'll fall within the statute of credible fear. We think that that's being exploited. We think that it's been going well beyond the original intent of the purpose of credible fear.
Initial Observations of the New Leadership at the U.S. Border Patrol (Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, November 30, 2016) <>.