Newsmax: Ted Cruz: Thousands of Illegal Kids Abused by Drug Cartel Coyotes
Sen. Ted Cruz has blasted President Barack Obama's "amnesty" policy for illegal immigrant children that he says has resulted in thousands of them being physically and sexually assaulted by vicious drug cartel coyotes.
The Texas Republican said in a commentary for The Texas Tribune that the border crisis is the "direct result" of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, while adding that it opened the door for minors to become easy targets for predatory criminal traffickers.
"If amnesty is granted to those who come as children, many more children will come," said Cruz. "And those children are being victimized, many physically and sexually assaulted by violent drug cartel coyotes.
"It is not compassionate to act like the Democrats, who are doing nothing to stop tens of thousands of little girls and boys from being abused. We cannot solve this crisis without ending the amnesty."