TED CRUZ: Explosion of unaccompanied minors at the border a DIRECT CONSEQUENCE of Obama’s Policies

Ted Cruz just released this press blaming the Obama administration’s policies for the refugee crisis we are experiencing now at the border:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the increasing numbers of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the Southern border during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

“In 2011, there were roughly 7,000 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended,” Sen. Cruz told Sec. Johnson. “In 2012, that number rose to 14,000. In 2013, it rose to 24,000. And, in 2014, your agency is estimating it is going to be as high as 90,000. In 2015, the administration is estimating that it will rise all the way to 145,000.”

“It’s important to understand what those numbers represent. These numbers represent children,” Sen. Cruz went on. “Little boys and little girls, their parents are handing them over not to some noble social worker trying to help them. They are handing them over to international, global criminal cartels that smuggle human beings in. They put kids, among other places, on top of fast-moving freight trains. They are criminals who assault, sexually assault, and sometimes murder these children. These are little girls that are sometimes being sold into prostitution and sex slavery.”

“Mr. Secretary, you testified to this committee the increase is a result of violence in Central America and there is surely violence in Central America, but if you look at the statistics…midway through 2012, was when Administration unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who had been minors, with the so-called DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] proceeding. And, you can see sometime after that the numbers spike dramatically. Is it really your testimony that granting amnesty to some 800,000 people who came here illegally as children had no effect in causing a dramatic increase of children being handed over to international drug cartels to be smuggled in here illegally?”



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