Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas – Last week – in the wake of countless tragic reports – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (at right, as President Biden signs an Executive Order repealing many of President Donald Trumps Anti-Immigration efforts on Tues., Feb. 2nd, 2021,) traveled to El Paso and McAllen, Texas to meet with those on the frontlines of the Southern Border Crisis. Predictably, the entire trip was closed to the press.
The realities of this crisis grow more desperate by the day, and the most consistent response from President Biden has been trying to hide his failures by blocking press access and trying to keep the American people in the dark.
President Biden should not cover up the inhumane treatment and the public health menace his policies have created.
The heartbreaking reality of the crisis on our southern border has been on full display for weeks, but the deep personal toll this crisis has taken on the children being trafficked into the United States was best encapsulated in the recent and tragic video of a 10-year old boy, abandoned by the group he was traveling with, desperately asking for help.
Earlier last week, the Biden Administration deleted a press release announcing the arrest of two Yemeni men who had crossed into the United States illegally whose names appear on the terrorist watch list.
Late last week, Governor Greg Abbott shared shocking revelations that the Texas Health & Human Services commission and Texas Department of Family & Protective Services had received complaints of:
- Child Sex Abuse
- Lack of Staff
- Undernourished Children, and
- Failure to separate children with or without COVID-19 at San Antonio’s Freeman Expo Center – where 1,000s of Migrant Children are being detained.
As a direct result of President Biden’s policies at our southern border dangerous criminals – including a suspected MS-13 gang member – continue to cross into the United States.
Bottom Line: President Biden’s attempts to hide his egregious failures – and his refusal to address this crisis – have spiraled out of control. Sen. Cruz remains committed to ensuring that the American people have a right to know what’s happening on our southern border.