Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that his bill to cut off funding for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows some young undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S., is the most humane and effective way to address the border crisis.
Cruz said on “Fox News Sunday” that the “promise of amnesty” caused the influx of undocumented minors coming to the U.S. from Central America.
Host Chris Wallace questioned Cruz as to why he wanted to block all other bills to address the situation until his is passed.
“You’re perhaps the enemy of the good in pursuit of the perfect,” Wallace said to Cruz.
Wallace later asked Cruz why he felt his plan helped the children crossing the border.
“You keep talking about helping the kids,” Wallace said. “One question I have is, how do you help the kids — I understand how it helps the United States not to allow them to come into this country. How does it help the kids to just say, ‘Hey, you’ve got to stay in Central America?’”
Wallace mentioned the high murder rate in some Central American countries.
In response, Cruz launched into a monologue about the horrific journeys some of the children go through as they are transported by drug cartels.
“Horrifically, they’re cutting off body parts, and they’re sending it back to the families,” Cruz said. “It’s not humane, it’s not compassionate, and that’s what Harry Reid and the Democrats want to do. They don’t want to fix the problem, they want to keep having children come in in a situation where they’re brutalized.”
Watch the interview via Fox News: