Ted Cruz: "Stop granting immigration amnesty"
POSTED: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 1:39pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:27pm
McAllen, Texas (CNN) — Ted Cruz was in McAllen, Texas Saturday, where he toured the border patrol station there and a church that has been giving food and clothing to illegal immigrants who are released from federal detention.
Cruz said Border Patrol agents told him many of the kids who were caught crossing into the United States from various Central American countries believe they will be given amnesty.
"If you look what is causing this crisis it's very clear that it is the promise of amnesty that is causing so many tens of thousands of kids to risk their lives coming to this country."
Last week, Cruz introduced legislation that would stop President Obama from granting amnesty in the future.