Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins toured the U.S.-Mexico border overnight with a delegation led by Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The trip continues through Mission, Texas today with a boat tour, but they've already seen the crisis first hand.
Mexican cartels control who crosses the border. A young mother from Guatemala, sitting on an aluminum blanket with her 1-year-old, told me she paid smugglers $6,000.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) March 26, 2021
Border Patrol is overwhelmed, overworked, & discouraged by new policies. Agents took us through a dangerous path to the Rio Grande where we could hear the Cartel members taunting us across the river. Human trafficking, child abuse, & drug smuggling are rampant. This is a crisis.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) March 26, 2021
I'm at the #Border seeing this humanitarian and health crisis unfolding.— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) March 26, 2021
When we had the Remain in Mexico policy we 45 year record lows for border apprehensions.
Now, due to President Biden's policies, the surge of illegal migrants at the border is the worst in 20 years. pic.twitter.com/hSXUn7D8id
MISSION, TX: Ahead of the GOP’s border tour led by Senators @JohnCornyn & @SenTedCruz, TX DPS Tactical Marine Unit preps the vessels used to patrol the Rio Grande. They’ll escort 19 Senators later today.— Morgan Chesky (@BreakingChesky) March 26, 2021
These boats are used to intercept/deter cartel activity/human trafficking. pic.twitter.com/ySAyQSpddW
At $6000 per person with 3000 crossings in a 24 hour period, cartels are making approximately 18 million a day.
Townhall's Julio Rosas has been reporting from the border for weeks and has watched human smugglers bring illegal immigrants across the Rio Grande in rafts.
Tonight, Townhall's @Julio_Rosas11 joined @TuckerCarlson from McAllen, TX, to report on the ongoing border crisis:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 26, 2021
"In the span of about 35 minutes by the river, we encountered approx. 69 illegal immigrants...in fact, we saw the smugglers using the rafts to bring people across." pic.twitter.com/aumJ6Slk7l