Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish processing centers for illegal immigrants to places such as Martha’s Vineyard and other Democrat-led communities during the ongoing border crisis.
“For the past ten months, President Biden and his administration have willingly surrendered the United States’ southern border to dangerous criminal cartels, with no thought given to the South Texas border communities like McAllen and Del Rio, which are running low on resources from dealing with this massive influx of illegal immigrants,” Cruz said in a statement prior to introducing the legislation.
“That’s why today I am introducing this crucial legislation to alleviate the massive overload at the southern border by establishing new ports of entry in Democrat-led communities such as North Hero, Vermont, where Bernie Sanders spends his summers, and Martha’s Vineyard, where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties,” Cruz added.
The legislation would establish new ports of entry in 13 communities across the U.S. and would require all illegal immigrants caught at Border Patrol Sectors in Texas to be transferred to one of the 13 new ports for processing.
“Local Border Patrol Sectors in Texas continue to be overwhelmed by the volume of illegal aliens at the border. The Texas government has been forced to declare a state of disaster and provide its law enforcement and fiscal resources to address the crisis,” Cruz said in a press release.
Cruz said that when he visited the border in March he personally encountered human traffickers and cartel members. “That’s Mexico and you can see there are three smugglers right there standing on the Mexican side looking at us,” he said in a video taken at that time.