Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish 13 new ports of entry in Democrat-run cities across the U.S. in response to the “unprecedented man-made crisis on the South Texas border.”
The “Stop the SURGE Act” would require illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol while trying to cross into America to be transferred to the new ports for processing, according to a press release from the GOP senator’s office.
Last month, when an estimated 17,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, set up a third-world shantytown under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas, the Biden administration moved quickly to put an end to the embarrassing images being broadcast to the world by scooping up the mass of humanity and releasing them in communities throughout the country — affluent liberal towns like Martha’s Vineyard excluded, of course.
The 13 ports proposed by Cruz include Martha’s Vineyard, along with Cambridge and Nantucket, Mass. Other liberal North Eastern towns listed are North Hero, Vt., Newport and Block Island, R.I., Greenwich, Conn., Rehoboth Beach, Del. In the state of New York, Governors Island and Scarsdale are included. Palo Alto, California, is also listed, along with Yountville and St. Helena.
“As Texas Border Patrol Sectors are flooded with historic numbers of illegal aliens pouring into the country, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today introduced the Stop the SURGE Act to demand President Biden, his administration, and Congressional Democrats address the unprecedented man-made crisis on the South Texas border and their political decisions that directly created it,” the press release said.
The statement said the legislation “would provide much needed relief to Border Patrol and local law enforcement who have been stretched beyond capacity at the Texas border, and require insulated communities to help shoulder the burdens of their preferred open-border policies.”
Cruz took note that the place where Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., “spends his summers” was included, along with communities “where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties.”
“For the past ten months, President Biden and his administration have willingly surrendered the United States’ southern border to dangerous criminal cartels, with no thought given to the South Texas border communities like McAllen and Del Rio, which are running low on resources from dealing with this massive influx of illegal immigrants,” he said. “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.”
“If Washington Democrats had to endure even a fraction of the suffering South Texas families, farmers, ranchers, and small businesses have had to face, our nation’s immigration laws would be enforced, the wall would be built, and the Remain in Mexico policy would be re-implemented,” the senator continued. “I urge my 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.”
Cruz also called out his Democrat colleagues for hosting “hearing after hearing on amnesty and federalizing elections while completely ignoring the crisis at our southern border.”
“From my time this year on the ground in Laredo and Del Rio, it is abundantly clear that President Biden has all but abandoned our border patrol agents and processing facilities, and left Texas communities to fend for themselves,” Cruz said. “President Biden and Democrats need to step up to defend our southern border and support our heroic Customs and Border Protection officials.”
The release said Texas has been forced to declare a state of disaster and provide its law enforcement and fiscal resources to address the crisis, and that the Biden administration announced this month that as many as 400,000 additional illegal immigrants may cross the southern border. Panamanian officials were cited to say roughly 60,000 of those in the caravan appear to be from Haiti.
Cruz appeared Tuesday night on Fox News’ “Hannity” to discuss his proposed legislation and he did not mince words, saying the White House is “counting on the corrupt corporate media to be complicit in covering it up.”
(Video: Fox News)
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a political problem, and their political problem is their policies on the border have produced an absolute catastrophe. Absolute chaos,” Cruz said. “Two million people expected to cross illegally this year, and you get children being physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, you have women being raped, you have Covid positivity rates — at the Biden cages in south Texas, the Covid positivity rates, when I was last down there, three or four weeks ago, were 24%.”
“And they have no solution because they have made a promise to the radical open-borders left that they won’t enforce the law,” he added.
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