Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the Biden Administration’s damaged immigration coverage and questioned the president’s motives amid the humanitarian disaster on the border.
His feedback got here after a go to late final week to the Rio Grande Valley on the southern border. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) joined Senator Cruz and Senator John Cornyn(R-TX) for the go to on the heels of Biden’s request for extra funding for his failed immigration technique.
“Once we have been down there, we requested the Border Patrol Brokers, we mentioned, ‘What number of Democrats come down to do that?’ And so they laughed. They mentioned ‘Oh, Democrats don’t do that.’”
“A few Democrats have been to the border. They don’t go on midnight patrols. They don’t go truly encounter the unlawful immigrants. We now know Joe Biden went to the border as soon as, he went El Paso, and he instructed his advance staff, ‘clear all of the unlawful immigrants out.’”
“He mentioned, in keeping with the White Home, mentioned he didn’t encounter a single unlawful immigrant when he was there. He solely went to a bridge, he met with authorities officers and he left. That’s deliberate.”
This week, Cruz shared extra insights on the go to on his podcast, “Verdict” about what he noticed.
“One of many issues we discovered, which I had by no means heard, which is up to now yr, the Biden administration has put out new pointers for pursuit of unlawful aliens. That is unlawful aliens which can be operating, which can be attempting to get away. And the rules, you’d should successfully name them pointers for non-pursuit, as a result of they’re advised you can’t pursue unlawful aliens if there’s something that might probably endanger somebody’s security.”
He additionally relayed a disturbing scene that unfolded throughout a midnight patrol involving girls and youngsters that hinted at potential indicators of human trafficking.
“The one which was haunting for me was within the again there was this man, a grown man, possibly 35 years outdated. And he was with slightly woman who was 10. And he mentioned she was his daughter. She mentioned he was her dad. It was apparent to everybody he was not her father.”
“He had his arm round her. And it was like locked tight, like he was holding her, virtually so she wouldn’t run away. And the look of terror in that little woman’s face. She was so terrified of this massive, sweaty man who had his arm round her and was saying he was her father. And there’s a frustration and helplessness that there’s nothing we will do, that nothing the Border Patrol can do. As a result of once they take them in, the Biden administration instructs them ‘launch them.’”
Cruz shared that Biden’s determination to cancel DNA testing on the border makes it tougher, if not inconceivable, to find out if kids have been coming into the nation with their precise mother and father or with traffickers.
“Biden canceled the DNA check. Like, you need to discuss one of many nice scandals, these Democrats who prance round and say they’re so compassionate, they now not check to search out out if father and alleged daughter or father and alleged son are associated as a result of they don’t need to know, they don’t care. They’re completely completely happy simply leaving a pedophile with slightly woman or slightly boy who’s being abused.”