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Cruz: It took '92 days after being appointed border crisis czar' for Harris to schedule border visit

"Maybe after her visit, the administration will reverse course and start enforcing the law and protecting our border," Cruz says

Updated: June 23, 2021 - 4:36pm

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said on Thursday that Vice President Kamala Harris went 92 days without visiting the U.S.-Mexico border and more than 250,000 illegal immigrants arrived at the border during that timeframe.

Harris announced on Thursday that she plans to visit the border in El Paso on Friday.
 
“Right now, the Biden-Harris Administration is functioning as the last mile of a human trafficking and illegal drug network that cartels are exploiting. The Biden-Harris Administration has repeatedly made reckless policy decisions leading to the massive surge of illegal immigrants flooding our southern border," Cruz said in a statement.

"It only took more than half a million illegal immigrants entering the United States, more than 400,000 pounds of drugs seized, 19 U.S. Senators traveling to the southern border, and 92 days after being appointed border crisis czar for Kamala Harris to visit the southern border. Maybe after her visit, the administration will reverse course and start enforcing the law and protecting our border," he added.

Cruz, a member of the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees, visited the border in March.

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