Cruz Bill: Process Migrants 'Where Democrat Elites Host Their Cocktail Parties'
Senator flips suffering of locals onto Democrats
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas has introduced a new bill to bring processing centers for illegal immigrants to where the "Democrat elites host their cocktail parties."
Fox News exclusively obtained a press release announcing Cruz’s new bill, the Stop the Surge of Unsafe Rio Grande Encampments (SURGE) Act.
Cruz blasted President Biden and his administration for having "willingly surrendered the United States’ southern border to dangerous criminal cartels" without any "thought given to the South Texas border communities like McAllen and Del Rio," which are facing the brunt of the border crisis.
"That’s why today I am introducing this crucial legislation to alleviate the massive overload at the southern border by establishing new ports of entry in Democrat-led communities such as North Hero, Vermont, where Bernie Sanders spends his summers, and Martha’s Vineyard, where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties."
Cruz said if the Democrats "had to endure even a fraction of the suffering" facing the "families, ranchers, and small businesses" in South Texas, U.S. "immigration laws would be enforced, the wall would be built, and the Remain in Mexico policy would be re-implemented."
The Republican Senator also urged his colleagues "on both sides of the aisle to stop ignoring the plight of South Texas communities and act swiftly to end this horrific humanitarian crisis."
"My Democrat colleagues have hosted hearing after hearing on amnesty and federalizing elections while completely ignoring the crisis at our southern border," Cruz said in the release.
"From my time this year on the ground in Laredo and Del Rio, it is abundantly clear that Pres. Biden has all but abandoned our border patrol agents and processing facilities and left Texas communities to fend for themselves."
"President Biden and Democrats need to step up to defend our southern border and support our heroic Customs and Border Protection officials," he added.
The Stop the SURGE Act would put 13 new immigration processing centers in different communities across the country, those include:
Governor’s Island in New York
Palo Alto, California
The bill would also "mandate that all illegal aliens encountered at Border Patrol Sectors in Texas be transferred to these new ports for processing" and "require insulated communities to help shoulder the burdens of their preferred open-border policies."
Cruz has been outspoken against Biden's border crisis for most of this year.
In March, Cruz accused a "senior advisor" in Biden's administration of blocking him from taking photos inside the migrant detention facility in Donna, Texas.
Cruz attempted to expose the conditions inside the overcrowded U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility but was shut down by the unidentified "Biden official."
On Sunday, Cruz shared a video showing an official attempting to block him from taking photos of migrants who were being detained in the Donna facility.