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Sen. Cruz: Dems are ‘the party of open borders’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) railed against the Democratic party for its open border policies. He appeared on the Ingraham Angle Wednesday to call them “the party of open borders.” While illegal migration surges, Democrat majority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling deportations “hateful and xenophobic.” Meanwhile Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) demands that congress eliminate funding for Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

First, the Texas Senator expressed his desire to do more for the southern border. Especially since the surge of more than 16,000 migrants arrived at the Del Rio International Bridge this past week alone. 

“The Senate could do a great deal, but we are not going to because there is not a single Democrat who is willing to work with us to secure the border,” Cruz explained. “Today’s Democrats have decided they are the party of open borders.”

However, when it comes to local Democrat lawmakers, they do not share the same sentiment. In fact, they would rather see a more secure border. Cruz said he’s visited many of these border towns. “You know, most of the local elected officials in south Texas are Democrats. That’s long been Democratic area of the state. I have to tell you, every elected Democrat I met with was so horrified by what is happening at the border, they said to me over and over again, they said, ‘Listen, if the Democratic Party is the party of open borders, count me out. I can’t support this.’ It is an unfolding disaster.”

RELATED: DHS Secretary Mayorkas claims to not know how many migrants were released into U.S.

Still, the Democrats in Congress aren’t hearing what their constituents in border states have to say about it. “And yet today’s Washington Democrats, there’s not a single one of them who cares,” Cruz said. “Joe Biden won’t go down to the border. Kamala Harris won’t go down to the border, the Rio Grande Valley, she won’t go to Del Rio. They insist these problems are not happening and this lawlessness — we are already at 1.2 million illegal immigrants, we’re on a path to 2 million illegal immigrants. And as long as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to apply the law, it will keep getting worse.”

Vice President Kamala Harris last visited El Paso, Texas in June.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program

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President Joe Biden has expanded a humanitarian parole program  leading to a significant increase of migrants entering the United States illegally each month. As a result, 20 states have geared up to sue the Biden administration.

Tuesday, 20 Republican states and conservative legal group America First Legal, announced their plans to sue the White House over the legality of the administration’s parole program. The program “allows up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela into the homeland each month” reports Foreign Desk News.

Reports shoot the lawsuit was filed by Texas, the America First Legal and the other states in the Southern District of Texas in hopes to block the parole program.

Foreign Desk News reports of the history:

In October, the administration announced the program for Venezuelans, allowing a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor already, and passed certain checks. In early January, President Biden announced that the program would expand to include Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Cubans, allowing up to 30,000 a month into the U.S.

The program also allows migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argue that the program is unlawful given the “exceptionally limited” parole power the federal government has, adding that they have up to 360,000 migrants that could be allowed into the homeland a year.

The suit’s focus is on the limits placed on parole by Congress, saying that the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”

“Every state in America, especially border states like Texas, is being crushed by the impacts of illegal immigration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis. This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse.”

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