Ted Cruz Urges Obama Administration to Let Texas Handle Its Border Security Crisis

Natalie Johnson
The Daily Signal

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has stepped up efforts in his campaign to #MakeDCListen.

Cruz sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security yesterday asking the administration to allow Texas to secure its border during the present “humanitarian crisis.”

In the letter, Cruz referred Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s request that the federal government allow the state to take “decisive action” to mitigate the influx of unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the United States.

Cruz described the crisis as a “direct consequence” of the Obama administration’s “refusal” to deal with the growing problem.

“Children are pushed into the hands of criminals because the Obama administration has made it clear to the world that any child who arrives, regardless of whether they are granted formal legal status, will be permitted to stay in the United States,” Cruz wrote.

This comes after yesterday’s announcement by Texas Gov.Rick Perry and other state officials that Texas would commit its own resources to fortifying the border because of the influx of children and other immigrants in McAllen and West Texas…



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