By Daily Signal Staff for The Daily Signal
Editor’s Note: This is a slightly modified portion of remarks made by Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a speech in the Senate on Wednesday.
I’ll tell you, I was at the border. I was at the Biden cages. For four years, the Democrats continued. The corrupt corporate media goes on and on about children in cages. You could not turn on the evening news without hearing ‘kids in cages’.
What they did not tell you is that Barack Obama built the cages. And today, under Joe Biden, the cages are bigger and they are fuller than before. Mr. President, every Democrat who stood up and mourned children in cages – in the House of Representatives, Rep. [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez has a famous photo of her grabbing her head by the kids in cages.
Well, I’m going to present a simple challenge to rep. Ocasio-Cortez and for every Democrat in this body, go look at the Biden cages with your own eyes.
Sen. Ted Cruz Challenges AOC and Other Democrats to Visit Biden Cages at the Border pic.twitter.com/japO5gGGOa
– The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) 23 September 2021
I saw them, the Donna tent facility [in Texas], with more than 4,000 people, with boys and girls on top of each other.
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Just a few weeks ago, when I was in the Rio Grande Valley, the rate of COVID-19 positivity in the Biden cages was over 22%. And all the Democrats who talked about this – if they do not go, if they do not denounce the Biden cages, they tell you that they are hypocrites, that they did not believe it when they said it, that they did not care when they said it, that it was all politics, that it was not about their children.
Why does Joe Biden refuse to go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because if he goes, the TV cameras will come with him. Why does Kamala Harris, who is supposed to be the border tsar, want to be responsible for this, why does she not go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because when she goes, the TV cameras come and show the Biden cages.
And the Democrats are counting on the corrupt corporate media to suddenly say, ‘Nothing to see here.’ Fifteen thousand Haitians under a bridge in Del Rio, “Nothing to see here.”
Want to know what Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor is? This is the news. No matter 1.2 million illegal immigrants. No matter, when I took 19 senators to the border, we went out on the river and saw a man floating in the river dying while trying to cross illegally.
Note the farmers and farmers in South Texas, the mothers who told me, ‘I will not allow my teenage children to go out on our farm without being armed with a loaded firearm, because there are so many human traffickers and drug dealers. that it is dangerous so that they can go out on their own farm. Do not pay attention to the farmers and farmers in South Texas who told me at round tables how tired they are to go out and find corpses.
You want to understand what is happening, say there is no crisis? Come to Brooks County. I invite every Democrat here to Brooks County, Brooks County in South Texas. It’s just north of the border.
Brooks County, over and over and over, there [are] bodies of illegal immigrants. The traders who bring them in, they are not good guys. They are not humanists. They do not care. This means that if one of the illegal immigrants is a pregnant woman, a young child, elderly, sick, they just leave it. They leave them on the rough terrain, in the summer heat.
And every time the peasants and the peasants on their yard die, where the merchants have left them. Mr President, I ask you: is it human? Is it compassionate, the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris policies that encourage, put people at risk and people can die?
When we were at the border, we saw a young girl being gang-raped by human traffickers who brought her to America.
The rate of sexual assault is staggering, especially among girls and young women, so much so that a significant percentage of young women, before embarking on the disturbing journey with the traffickers, will implant a birth control because they have the chance to exist sexually. assaulted is so big.
And I’ll tell you, while I was doing the round tables, one of the things I also saw was the colored wristbands. The traders are global cartels. They are criminals. They are cruel criminals. They ask anyone – a young man, a young woman, a boy, a little girl – thousands of dollars, between three, four, five, six, seven, eight thousand dollars to enter the United States.
By the way, do you know that there is 100% operational control at the border, 100% on the south side? Nobody crosses the border without the cartel’s permission. If you do, they will kill you. Every person who crosses the border does so after paying the cartels, because otherwise you will be killed.
But often, when they come, they will cross over and end up at a stable house. I’ve been to the stash houses before. I was on the midnight patrols with the border patrol. You enter the stables, and there [are] colored wristbands they put on the illegal immigrants. And the colors match how many thousands of dollars they paid and how many thousands of dollars more they owed. When they come here, the cartels often say, ‘Thank you for your X thousand dollars. We want Y a thousand more. “Tragically, it’s at the United States town halls where many sexual assaults take place.
And so these immigrants, many of whom are young children, are teenage children, when they arrive here, the Biden administration delivers them to their final destination. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and their administration are the last mile of the human trafficking network.
But for the 14-, 15-year-old boy who arrives in Atlanta, who arrives in New York, who arrives in Detroit, who arrives in Nashville, many of the 14- and 15-year-old boys owe thousands of dollars to the cartels, which means they arrive in your city. You may think that Georgia is not a border state, but when teenagers arrive in Atlanta and owe thousands of dollars to the cartels, they work for the cartels. And the cartels know who their family is and where their family is, and they run the risk of killing their mother or father if they do not work for the cartels to pay off the cartels.
The young women have it even worse. There are teenage girls who make the decision: ‘I want to come to America. I want to come to the promised land. “We have been a beacon of hope for millions of people in our history. They do not realize that they are going to hell on earth if the traders take them and then take them to a cartel facility in whatever city they end up, where many of the teenage girls still owe thousands of dollars to the cartels, have to work enforce this guilt by forced prostitution – young girls who are forced into sex life because the alternative murder is out of the hands of the cartels.
It happens. The fact that Joe Biden does not want to talk about it, the fact that Kamala Harris claims that it does not happen, the fact that the corrupt corporate media ignores it, does not stop the fact that hundreds of thousands of people suffer from it.
Syndicated with permission from The Daily Signal.