Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sharply criticized the Biden administration during an interview with Fox News Thursday night, showing a video he took of thousands of Haitians camped out at the border in the Rio Grande, Texas, area. “The drone footage started this morning and people across the country were horrified,” he told Fox.
According to Cruz, the situation at the border "is the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen. There are right now as we’re speaking (...) 10,503 people under that bridge”.
"They take your breath away," he continued. "It just goes on and on and on, infants, little children, people, people struggling enormously and something stunning that I discovered today is I discovered the cause of why this is happening," he added.
Cruz lashed out at the Biden administration for not allowing press access to the area.
"I guess the political operatives at the Biden White House saw that and decided the last thing they want is Fox News actually reporting on what’s happening down here. So, now the FAA is saying please, no journalists allowed.
"I had to go in with my cell phone and photograph and take videos," Cruz lamented.
The senator said that, "on September 8th, the Biden administration made a political decision, announcing they were no longer going to conduct deportation flights back to Haiti" That announcement had a knock-on effect. There were some 900 Haitians preparing to board the flights when Washington politicians canceled them, and they then notified their friends and families.
The Senator added that the reality predictably changed after Biden's disposition: "Eight days later, and 700 people has grown to 10,500 because the word has gone out. If you’re from Haiti, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have said we have open borders" he said.
Ted Cruz in an interview with Fox News talks about the presence of thousands of irregular Haitians at the Del Rio, Texas border.