The Senate Republican Delegation toured the Rio Grande River along the southern border to witness the Biden border crisis first hand.
On Friday, the group of 18 GOP senators went on ride-alongs with Customs and Border Protection, as Joe Biden continues to be vague on when he will visit the border to see the migrant surge for himself.
Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz led the delegation on private tours of the Donna, Texas migrant facility. The two criticized the White House for continuing to deny access to the press.
They saw unaccompanied minors cramped together, some infected with COVID-19.
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Day two from the border—this is a pod that’s designed to hold 80 people that’s currently holding 709. pic.twitter.com/rKLH5urdyh
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) March 26, 2021
The border crisis is a man-made crisis that is a direct consequence of President Biden’s decisions to stop building the wall, to return to catch and release, and to end the stay in Mexico policy.#SecureTheBorder #BidenBorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/HnwOyZ0HgV
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 26, 2021
GOP senators encounter traffickers, cartel members at border during nighttime Rio Grande tour
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has detailed how a Republican Senate delegation to the border, led by him, encountered human traffickers and cartel members yelling at them and taunting law enforcement — as they saw the crisis at the border up close.
“We have been listening to and seeing cartel members, human traffickers right on the other side of the river, waving flashlights yelling and taunting Americans, taunting the Border Patrol because they know under the current policies of the Biden administration they can flood over here,” Cruz said in a video.
“They’re getting paid $4-5000 a person to smuggle them into the country and… when they smuggle them in, the Biden administration releases them,” he said.
– Read more at Fox News
Border Patrol is overwhelmed, overworked, & discouraged by new policies. Agents took us through a dangerous path to the Rio Grande where we could hear the Cartel members taunting us across the river. Human trafficking, child abuse, & drug smuggling are rampant. This is a crisis.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) March 26, 2021
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The Biden administration is at best exhibiting false compassion by setting up a system where these people can enter illegally in such large quantities. Those coming across have a high chance of already being exploited to get help across ($4k to $5k to the traffickers) and then once in the US they, especially the young people, face additional risk of exploitation.
If Biden & Co. really cared about these people they’d limit the crossings. However, they don’t and they won’t. Ms. Harris will do nothing to help with the problem and it is a self-made problem by the liberals.
When there were fewer young people crowded together under the Trump admin. the liberals were screaming about abhorrent conditions, kids in cages, and health risks. Now with COVID and even more kids jammed together all we hear are crickets from the liberals and mainstream press.
AND we keep hearing “THEY pay thousands to smugglers/coyotes, to bring the across”.. BUT IF THEY ARE SO BLOODY POOR, where do they get the money to PAY THAT, and to buy/have all those nice clothes/tents/backpacks and cell phones we keep seeing them have??
I want to make a comment but the website jacks me around so that I don’t know what I am responding to. I think this is in “reply” Ted Cruz is correct. so many ignorant people say he is wrong. Bit they are the propaganda affiliated.
Good old criminal Joe, stating there is no crisis. Overwhelm the country with illegal aliens, give them amnesty, the right to vote and we have a one party communist system, where everything is “free” and as a result we get Venezuela. Drive down wages, because of illegal aliens and make the middle class poor. We will have the elitists like the Clintons and Obama and the rest of the Country will be poverty stricken. Crime is rampant now, because no one is punished for the crimes they commit. Crime will get worse with illegal alien criminals / gang members / drug dealers crossing our borders. The drug situation will get worse, with the massive amounts of drugs crossing our border. The communist Democrat voters, voted for the senile criminal we have in the White House and what these voters do not realize, they are going to lose their jobs and / or their wages will be suppressed. What the communist Democrat voter also doesn’t realize, is that they will be victims of crime, due to illegal alien criminals. But, I have always said, Airheads do not think. Secondly, except for Ted Cruz, the Republican In Name Only Senators, who went to the border, have been for open borders forever. These Republican Senators just want to get reelected, so it is a great photo op for them!!!!! These Senators, when Trump had the House and Senate betrayed Trump, in not giving him money for the border wall.
Yea.. IMO all this was, was a photo op. I DOUBT THEY HAVE THE NADS to actuallY DO SOMETHING about this debacle..
It is imperative that the propagandized American public, both on the left and right come to understand they have all been deceived and conditioned from early childhood by Leftists for half a century. This means that there are so called conservative jurists now sitting on our supreme court cognitively and terminally corrupted by Leftism. Leftism is no political philosophy. It is a diabolical moral assault, a cancer that by sustained deception eats out the heart and dominates its deceived victims supporters and opponents alike. It relieves its victims of as many of the genuine constructs of human nature replacing these, especially in vulnerable children with the most vile of inhuman and deadly convictions that can be imagined and relieves them entirely of the most crucial ability for our survival which is enemy recognition. Genuine Leftists are assailants of all, even other Leftists, who exist for the one purpose of dominating the human race by deception, coercion, and victimization. What is largely unknown is the massive extent that Conservatives have aided these determined enemies in their effort to destroy the last vestiges of our genuine humanity aided greatly by our incessant efforts to assist them.
Again, NBC news last Sunday Interviewed a pastor at the border. He stated that 99% of the Migrants comes by here illegally had no intention of becoming permanent citizens. They are here to send money home. They are here for Economic reasons .
Even MS-13 and the Mexican Mafia are here for “economic reasons.”
WHICH to me is an ECONOMIC INVASION.
Where is the bug eyed donkey face in her white pantsuit crying about how horrible the conditions are and saying the president is making the immigrants drink out of the toilet.
Sitting in her high rise, laughing her butt off, most likely.
These ‘Kids”,[16-18], are here because the parents told them to go. They have no skills, no education and no way to make a living. They will become prostitutes or petty criminals to survive. WE will be responsible for them both out and in jail. Do the American taxpayers really need this burden ?? That BOOB and his VP, The Giggling head Bobbing nitwit are making this into a 3rd world country as fast as they can with their incredibly stupid, short sighted decisions. What a mess you dumb ******** made when you voted for these 2 INCOMPETENTS !!!
AND when the hell, will we start seeing those parents CHARGED with reckless endangerment, child abuse/neglect etc, FOR SELLING their kids to these coyotes etc?
AN when they DO comment, its usually giggles (from harris) or DUH’s from biden.
What you fail to understand is that the two of them ARE NOT making ANY decisions, they are being told what to do and say.
Republican Delegation toured the Rio Grande
Alright and what are they going to do about this ? My money says nothing. They are just as worthless as the Commie Left.
They’re going to “express outrage”.
Expressing outrage, BUT DOING NOTHING< seems to be all the GOP is capable of doing these days.