U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution detailing the Biden administration’s failed border policies, and explaining how these policy decisions have created the illegal immigration and drug crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution also describes what actually happened along the border in Del Rio last year, when mounted Border Patrol officers were falsely accused of “whipping” illegal immigrants.
About this resolution, Senator Cruz said:
“The real problem is not the way Border Patrol agents treat illegal aliens, but the way the Biden administration encourages immigrants to break the law while undermining the heroes who are serving our country along the U.S.-Mexico border. I’ve been at the border numerous times, and I am always impressed with the humanity that our Border Patrol shows to illegal aliens who have been abused or worse by the cartels who smuggle them to the border. The Biden administration was not only complicit in the fake news narrative that developed about our mounted agents in Del Rio last year, but they actively fanned the flames. It is insulting for CBP to recommend those agents be reprimanded following an investigation that produced zero evidence of whipping. Congress must stand for the rule of law, and stand with our brave Border Patrol agents.”
Read the legislation here.
- Acknowledges the presence of an ongoing crisis on our southern border.
- Commends U.S. Border Patrol agents for their response to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
- Concludes that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ought to commend, rather than punish, Border Patrol agents who answered the nation’s call to respond to this crisis.