Sen. Ted Cruz Slams ‘Biden Cages’ On TX Border Trip: “We Saw Cages After Cages After Cages”

[Image: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)-- Forbes Breaking News YouTube video screenshot.]

Eighteen Republican senators led by Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and John Cornyn (TX) visited the southern border in Texas on Friday to observe and document the current conditions for the American people as the Biden administration is struggling to handle the surge of unaccompanied migrant children and illegal aliens seeking entry to the U.S., as previously reported by The Freedom Times.

“It is great to back in the Rio Grande Valley. It is terrific that John and I were able to bring 18 Senators down to Texas down to valley to see first hand the crisis that is unfolding here. All of us today witnessed the Biden cages,” Senator Cruz announced, before slamming the Biden administration for their failing immigration policies and lack of transparency.

“What is occurring here on the border is heartbreaking, and it is a tragedy. You know, as we stand by the banks of the Rio Grande, we have an army of TV cameras here. It is striking that not a single one of these cameras is allowed in the Donna facility. We requested that media accompany us in the facility. The Biden administration said ‘no'”, he revealed.

“The Trump administration allowed media inside facilities like that. The Obama administration allowed media inside facilities like that. The George W. Bush administration had, the Bill Clinton administration had. But the Biden administration wants to hide what is going on here!” he declared.

“Not only that, but a number of us took pictures and videos [be]cause the American people have a right to know what is happening here. And the Biden administration sent down political handlers to try to keep silent, to try to keep the American people [from] not knowing what is going on,” the Texas senator disclosed.

Mr. Cruz said the Donna facility is a “giant tent city”, noting that it is “built with a capacity of 150”, but it had “nearly 4,000 people in it”. Continued Below

“We saw cages after cages after cages of little girls, of little boys, lying side by side, touching each other, covered with reflected emergency blankets. There was no 6 foot space, there was no 3 foot space, there wasn’t a 3 inch space between the children lined up, one after the other after the other. And children as young as infants– we saw playpens with infants and toddlers playing,” Senator Cruz detailed.

“We also saw a group a children, who just today, tested positive for COVID-19. The Donna facility alone reports roughly 10% of the individuals being held there are testing positive for COVID-19,” he also revealed. “Rates dramatically higher than the U.S. population, and the Biden administration are taking people that are testing positive for COVID-19 and locking them in cages side by side.”

“This is inhumane. It is wrong, and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building The Wall, to return to catch and release, and to end the stay in Mexico policy,” Senator Cruz said. Video Below

He also announced that the senators will be “releasing a number of those photographs and releasing those videos” from what what they witnessed firsthand “so the American people can see what’s happening here”.

“This needs to stop. It is a crisis. It is tragedy, and it is a man-made crisis. This was avoidable. It was preventable. And regardless of your Party, Republican or Democrat, you should look at what’s going on here and say ‘enough is enough; this must stop'”, Senator Cruz urged.

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(Related: Sen. Graham Demands Biden ‘Apologize’ To Border Patrol ‘For Making Their Job Impossible’ Amid His TX Border Visit)