Senator Ted Cruz posted a video on Thursday afternoon from his recent trip to Del Rio, Texas, where he saw what he estimated to be more than 10,000 illegal aliens who had been caught by the U.S. Border Patrol.
“It’s a maddening crisis,” Cruz said from the border. “Just over a week ago, there were fewer than a thousand people here under the bridge, averaging between 700 and 1000. Then, on September 8th, the Biden administration made a decision to cancel deportation flights back to Haiti. The vast majority of these illegal immigrants crossing into Del Rio are from Haiti.”
“And [when the Biden administration] made that decision eight days ago, the 700 to a thousand people who were here discovered they could stay, they pulled out their cell phones,” Cruz continued. “They called their friends, they called their family, and eight days later, 700 people became 10,503.”
Senator Ted Cruz declared that the situation in the country was a "man-made crisis" that was the "product of political decisions," and that President Joe Biden could easily repair it by simply following the law and reintroducing deportation flights to the United States.
“When you have open borders, this is what you get,” Cruz concluded. “This is wrong. This is not humane. This is not compassionate. This is lawless, and it is inviting suffering. This needs to end.”
I am on the ground in Del Rio, Texas tonight. As of this moment, there are 10,503 illegal aliens under the Del Rio International Bridge.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 17, 2021
We know that this is a ploy by President Biden to gain more Latin American voters for the left. Instead, he should close the border and follow the law that was put into place to prevent this man-made crisis.