August 18, 2012
Ending amnesty program will solve border crisis
Sen. Ted Cruz -- Waco Tribune -- August 17, 2014
The direct cause of the border crisis that Texas is forced to address is the president's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In 2011, before this policy was enacted without approval from Congress, roughly 6,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the border; in 2014, with the policy in effect, an estimated 90,000 children will cross the border, many of them smuggled by vicious criminals.
If amnesty is granted to those who come as children, many more children will come. And those children are being victimized, many physically and sexually assaulted by violent drug cartel coyotes. It is not compassionate to act like the Democrats, who are doing nothing to stop tens of thousands of little girls and boys from being abused.
We cannot solve this crisis without ending the amnesty. According to a survey conducted by Obama's own U.S. Border Patrol, 95 percent of adults and children who are apprehended say they came to the United States because they believe they will receive a 'permiso' that will allow them to remain here. This must end.
Glenn Spencer. American Patrol Report
Thanks Senator Cruz
Due to the excellent work of SecureBorderIntel.org, it didn't take long to see the impact of DACA. Within a few days, data collected by SBI showed a significant increase in apprehensions of illegal aliens in the Tucson sector immediately following DACA -- prompting me to say that failure of the Republican Party to point to this problem was tantamount to "political malpractice." -- I thank Ted Cruz for his political courage and I condemn the mainstream media, including Fox News, for their continued deceit.