Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Last month 100,000 people came across the border illegally…testing positive for COVID-19’ (VIDEO)

Sen. Cruz and 18 senators made the trip to observe the crisis unfolding a the border, visiting overrun detention centers.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz stood at the shore of the Rio Grande at the Texas/Mexico border and described how Mexican cartel members were “waving flashlights, yelling and taunting Americans, taunting the border control.”

“[Human Trafficers] know that under the current policy of the Biden administration they can flood over here. They’re getting paid $4-5,000 a person to smuggle them into this country. And our policy is—when they smuggle them in—the Biden administration releases them,” said Cruz.

“Last month 100,000 people came across the border illegally. We’ve got 15,000 kids in federal government custody. This is a humanitarian crisis. It’s a public health crisis. The illegal immigrants who are being released, they’re testing positive for COVID-19 at a 7 times higher rate than the American population.”