A prominent Republican lawmaker is sounding the alarm about the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to slam Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for refusing to visit America’s southern border because they want to cover up just how bad the crisis is down there.
Cruz also accused the Biden administration of creating a “super spreader event” by distributing apprehended illegal aliens all across the United States.
“I have seen cages of little boys and little girls packed in, one on top of each other. When we were there, they had a rate of Covid positivity of over 10%. And like a churning, revolving door, Joe Biden is releasing them,” Cruz said.
“There was just a report this week that the Biden administration has released over 50,000 illegal aliens without even giving them a court date. They just released them. And you know what, they are asked to report into ICE, about 13% of them report into ICE,” he added.
He concluded: “It’s spreading Covid into our communities. And I’ll tell you right now, the election of Joe Biden, Joe Biden becoming president of this country was a Covid superspreader event because they are releasing illegal aliens in south Texas and all across the country with Covid and they are spreading Covid. And yet, their radical policies, they don’t want to do anything to protect us.”
The number of people attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border from countries beyond Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle is surging.
According to a new report, a shopping 33,000 migrants have flocked to the U.S. border from Haiti, Cuba, Romania, and India.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection flagged more than 173,000 encounters with migrants at the nation’s southern border in April, up from just over 17,000 last year and 109,000 in 2019.
More than 33,000 of those migrants came from outside El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
According to an in-depth report by Axios, approximately 30 percent of all family members who crossed the border in April came from less-typical countries of origin, such as India and Romania, and the influx could mark the beginning of “a more permanent shift in U.S. border migration.”
Last week, Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar said his own community is sick of Joe Biden’s inaction at the border.
“So they have to show that they can, one, stop some of the flow from coming in, because if we look at the root problems, to address the root problems, corruption, crime and all that, that’s going to take years in many ways. But we still have to show — we have to show a way that we can slow down the number of people coming in from Central America,” he added.
“If we don’t do this, I can tell you that the areas that I represent, the border communities, they’re frustrated. I’m telling you, they are frustrated. There are pull factors and push factors that we need to address as soon as possible,” he continued.