Former border agents are accusing President Joe Biden’s administration of not taking responsibility for the border crisis they caused.

The former Border agents told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the Biden administration is largely the reason for the continued record migrant surge. The former agents added that, instead of accepting its responsibilities, the administration is trying to blame Congress for its failures at the border.

Chad Wolf, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary under the Trump administration, told Daily Caller that Biden and Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have enough executive authority to fix the border crisis.

“There is enough authorities that either the President or Secretary Mayorkas has to fix this crisis today. I don’t know that they would be able to solve it completely, but it would go a long way to driving the numbers down. They’re not using that authority, they haven’t used it for three years now. It appears they have no intention of using it. So this idea that they keep calling on Congress to pass new laws to give them new authorities is I think it’s a little bit of a red herring and a joke,” Wolf said. “Congress did not create this crisis, the Biden administration created this crisis and they have the ability to solve it.”

Biden, on his first day in office, enacted a 100-day moratorium on all deportations. The president also signed an order to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) authorities in making arrests and deportations on Jan. 20. 2021. Biden also halted the construction of the Trump administration’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on the same day. President Joe Biden’s administration also ended Title 42, A Trump-era policy that allows the quick deportation of illegal immigrants.

According to Mark Morgan, the above executive actions have all contributed to the surge in illegal immigrants.

“The same issues that they have with Congress were the same exact issues President Trump had all four years. So when they took over, they inherited the same issues with Congress and the law that we had in a Trump administration. Yet, under the Trump administration, we had a 40 year low of illegal immigration. By February 2020, we had reduced illegal immigration by 85%,” said Morgan, former acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner under the Trump administration.

Morgan added that Trump was able to deal with the border crisis with a combination of executive orders and policy.

One former border official who spoke under anonymity said Biden’s 100-day moratorium sent the message that the border is open.

“The notion that you would stop enforcing the law for the first 100 days immediately sent a message around the world that the border would be open, and we weren’t going to catch people. He was providing safe harbor through non detention and non enforcement,” the former official said.