Cruz Hammers Harris Over Migrant Detention Centers
The Biden administration has their first bonafide crisis of their own doing brewing down on the southern border, and Ted Cruz is not going to miss an opportunity to drag the Democrats in his home state.
The Texas Senator this week lambasted Vice President Kamala Harris, who was recently give the task of dealing with the border crisis, by demanding that the administration allow reporters access to a number of migrant detention centers where unaccompanied minors are awaiting their next move.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called out Vice President Kamala Harris over the border crisis late on Wednesday, requesting that the Biden Administration grant media access to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities dealing with the influx of unaccompanied children and other migrants.
Cruz, who serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and the Judiciary, asked the administration for transparency via Twitter, ahead of his trip Friday to a migrant processing facility in Donna, located in the portion of the U.S. border that lies in Texas where 17 other lawmakers will join him.
President Joe Biden recently tapped Harris to lead efforts to stem the flow of migrants, even as the administration continues to call the situation a “challenge, rather than a ‘crisis.’”
Republicans and the Presidents of El Salvador and Mexico suggested the Biden administration’s policies are to blame for the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Addressing the VP, Sen Cruz wrote on Twitter late Wednesday night:
[Seventeen] senators are joining me at the TX border [Friday]. The Biden admin is refusing to allow [the] press to see the CBP facilities. Since you’ve promised to “release children from cages,” surely your admin will allow media to film the empty cages. If not, what are you hiding?
The administration gas allowed journalists into at least one facility this week, but only briefly.
Cruz was also sure to bring this tweet back for examination as well:
As president, I will immediately put in place a meaningful process to review asylum cases. I will release children from cages. I will get rid of the private detention centers. It’s time we had a president whose actions reflected the values of our country.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 5, 2019
The Biden administration has suggested that the influx of migrants has nothing to do with his relaxing of border policies, but is instead a “seasonal” surge.
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