Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV on Thursday the United States has “a crisis at the border and it is getting worse,” because of legal loopholes.

Cruz said in an interview on Newsmax TV’s “The Chris Salcedo Show” on Thursday morning, “we have a crisis at the border, and it is getting worse each and every day. And much of this crisis is caused by the loopholes that Congress has put into the law last month.”

He went on to say “140,000 people apprehended in one single month . . . that puts us on a rate of nearly two million people crossing illegally and being apprehended over the next 12 months. That is greater than we’ve ever seen, and it is overwhelming the capacity of Texas.”

“When I’m down at the border, when I meet with with local mayors, judges, sheriffs, and police chiefs, they are consistently telling me that that this volume is so great it’s too much for them to handle, that they don’t have the capacity to handle it, that they’ve never seen this before, and that they need help.”

​The senator added later the “problem is real simple: congressional Democrats, and I’m not going to put too fine a point on it, they don’t give a damn. They’re not willing to do anything.”

Cruz went on to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying, under her, the House “blocks, refuses to take up, anything that would actually secure the border.”

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