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Cruz: 95 Percent of Unaccompanied Illegals Coming for Amnesty

Cruz: 95 Percent of Unaccompanied Illegals Coming for Amnesty


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed that 95 percent of the unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border are doing so because they believe they will receive amnesty and be allowed to stay in the United States in an interview on Monday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” 

Cruz argued that the situation on the border a “crisis of [Obama’s] own creation and added that the surge in unaccompanied minors was a “direct result” of the president’s granting of amnesty to hundreds of thousands of children under Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA). 

He added that a report from a Border Patrol whistleblower who interviewed over 200 illegal immigrants given to the Senate Judiciary Committee said that “95 percent of them said they were coming because they heard if they get here, they get a permiso, they get a free permit to stay in this country, and they’re coming because they believe the president has promised them amnesty.”

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