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Sen. Cruz Slams Democrats' Inaction to Address Humanitarian and Security Crisis at Texas-Mexico Border

Discusses humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’

June 28, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following his vote in support of the bipartisan $4.5 billion border supplemental plan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox News' ‘Hannity' where he announced his upcoming visit to the Texas-Mexico border, and discussed the influx of illegal crossings overwhelming Texas communities.

"I'm going to be going on Monday back to the border to really try to highlight the crisis we are having there," Sen. Cruz said. "Now we saw some positive development today in that Congress finally passed what the president asked for: 4.5 billion dollars. That includes over a billion dollars for border patrol. That includes over 200 million dollars for ICE."

Sen. Cruz continued, highlighting Democrats' failures to address the source of the border crisis.

"Here's the bad news: the Democrats in Congress refuse to close the loopholes that are causing this crisis," Sen. Cruz continued. "They refuse to do anything to fix the crisis. [...] I'll tell you one of the most disturbing reports I'm getting Sean - I'm getting more and more reports from law enforcement of cartels and traffickers renting children. Because the idiotic policy that the Democrats have put in place is if someone shows up with a child, that they are allowed to stay. They are allowed to go free. And as a result, you are seeing little children who suddenly they are finding more and more instances where they are with adults that are not their parents that are not their family, that are strangers to them but the child is essentially their get out of jail free card. That is cruel to incentivize kids being abused like that. And you know what? The Democrats on that stage, the Democrats on the stage right now - not a single one of them is willing to do anything to fix it."

Watch Sen. Cruz's interview here.

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