Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned Tuesday that Democrats plan to establish an open borders policy, aggravating the problems of the illegal immigration crisis in the United States.
Cruz referred to statements made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), a Democratic congresswoman from New York, in which she said that, in her opinion, the main problem in migration is the government’s investment in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“AOC explains the real Democratic position: abolish ICE,” Cruz wrote on Twitter. “Full open borders. Which would make the Biden border crisis even worse.”
Ted Cruz’s warnings on AOC
Since Wednesday, the senator has warned how ineffectively the Democrats are dealing with the situation. This, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself stated that “to recognize the border crisis would be to follow the ideals of white supremacy”.
“It’s a Biden border crisis. It’s a humanitarian crisis. It’s a health crisis. It’s a national security crisis. And the Democrats are desperately trying to cover it up,” Ted Cruz said in response to AOC.
This debate comes amid a growing border crisis that has generated criticism of Joe Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, primarily for the way it has been handled. Irregular migration from Central America to the United States has increased in recent months and has collapsed the reception system, especially after the government reversed some of the measures taken by former President Donad Trump to manage the flow of migrants to the U.S..
The main concern centers on the treatment of minors who have crossed the border in recent weeks. They have had to stay longer than allowed by law in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) centers designed for adults, not for children or adolescents.