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‘Human Traffickers & Cartel Members’ — Cruz Gives Firsthand Look At What He Has Seen On Senate Border Trip

Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave a firsthand look at what he is seeing on Senate Republicans’ border trip amid the crisis, saying he encountered human traffickers and cartel members.

Cruz posted several videos and photos on Twitter of his trip to the border, showing what he is seeing on his trip with 18 other Republican senators. Warning of human trafficking, an increase in drugs coming across the border and more, Cruz slammed President Joe Biden and his administration for not acknowledging the crisis.

“That’s Mexico and you can see there are three smugglers right there standing on the Mexican side looking at us. They have been shining their flashlights at us, they are yelling at us,” Cruz said in one of the videos.

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In another photo, Cruz showed hollowed-out pieces of wood that he said were used to smuggle drugs across the border:

Cruz also sent out a photo saying there is meth coming across the border:

The Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have refused to say there is a crisis at the border, despite a surge in illegal immigrants trying to enter the U.S. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Cruz Says The Goal Of Biden’s ‘Horrifically Inhumane’ Border Policy Is To ‘Elect More Democrats’)

Border agents encountered over 9,000 unaccompanied minors in February, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting commissioner Troy Miller announced in early March. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Says ‘Biden Created A Crisis’ At The Border By Reversing ‘Trump-Era Policies’)

Biden plans to send a package to Congress which would give around 11 million illegal immigrants who are in the country a pathway to citizenship. The plan would make it so illegal immigrants would become eligible for legal permanent residence after five years and give them U.S. citizenship after another three years.

A number of Texas Democrats are starting to speak out against Biden’s immigration policies as things continue to get worse on the border.