Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday cartel members are “renting” children in distressed countries in Central America and bringing them to the U.S. border, helping to fuel a humanitarian, health and national security crisis.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz lamented “we are seeing an instance of more and more young males arriving with kids.”
“When those kids are DNA tested against those males, many of those males are not related to those kids,” he said. “What the cartels are doing is they understand the weakness and the loopholes in the Biden administration’s policies and if a young adult male, possibly a criminal, possibly a gang member, if they want to come into the country, all they have to have is a kid.”
According to Cruz, the cartel members are “renting kids, renting babies, renting little children.”
“Many of those kids then are physically abused or sexually abused and they are seeing the kids then coming multiple times with multiple different adults,” he charged.
“There’s nothing humane about what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing at the border,” Cruz added. “They are subjecting kids to horrific abuse.
“They’re endangering their lives in a pandemic by keeping them locked up in cages right on top of each other and then they’re releasing illegal aliens in the United States that are testing positive for COVID at a rate 7 times higher than the U.S. population. This is a humanitarian crisis, it is a health crisis and it’s a national security crisis.”