Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in a Newsweek op-ed, said his trip to the southern border was the worst “crisis” President Joe Biden’s policies have created.
“This crisis exists because of President Biden’s policies,” Cruz said. In the first week of Biden’s presidency, Cruz explained, the Biden administration made three major mistakes:
Number one, he immediately halted construction of the border wall. Number two, he reinstated the failed Obama-era catch-and-release policy. Number three—and this was the most indefensible decision—he unlawfully ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy, an international agreement President Trump negotiated with the government of Mexico whereby Mexico agreed that Central American immigrants who had crossed illegally through Mexico would stay in Mexico while their asylum cases were adjudicated in the United States. That agreement was a great victory, and it resulted in a massive drop in illegal immigration—so much so that in 2020, the United States experienced the lowest level of