Sen. Cruz and Republican Colleagues Decry ‘Biden Border Crisis’

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At a press conference discussing the ongoing crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border, several Republican senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) railed against the “Biden border crisis” and President Joe Biden’s refusal to address the problem.

Currently, the United States is experiencing record levels of immigration after Biden quickly overturned several of the reforms made by President Donald Trump. Throughout the conference, Senate Republicans emphasized that the border is vulnerable to drug smugglers, human traffickers, and terrorists, and warned that the “humanitarian crisis” at the border must be addressed.

“The Biden border crisis,” Cruz said, “is a crisis that, on the merits, should dominate the news each and every day because it continues to get worse.”

Biden and Harris ‘Refuse to Enforce the Law’: Cruz

Cruz pointed to a Washington Times report that found that catch and release numbers increased a whopping 430,000 percent from August 2020 to August 2021.

“That’s a percentage so big, you almost think it’s a typo,” Cruz quipped.

Cruz also said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was also gearing up for up to 400,000 illegal immigrants to cross the border in October, including thousands of Haitians.

“The cause of all of this is simple: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to enforce the law.” Specifically, Cruz referenced three decisions made by the administration.

The first policy that contributed to the crisis, Cruz said, was the day one decision to halt construction on the border wall. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said later that the United States was paying “millions of dollars to be able to watch pieces [of the border wall] sit on the ground,” and noted that work could be quickly resumed on the wall if Biden wanted to do so.

Second, Cruz continued, was “re-instituting the failed policy of catch and release.” Catch and release allows illegal aliens to be released into the country after being arrested by border patrol agents; Under the conditions of their release, these illegal immigrants are expected to appear for a court hearing at a later date.

By Joseph Lord

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