As large numbers of migrants continue to inundate America's southern border, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is proposing legislation that would create new ports of entry in what he described as "Democrat-led communities."
The proposal would require that illegal immigrants who enter the U.S. at any of the Lone Star State's five Border Patrol Sectors must be transported to one of those new ports of entry for processing.
The ports of entry would be located in Block Island, R.I., Greenwich, Conn., Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Cambridge, Mass., Governors Island, N.Y., Rehoboth Beach, Del., Nantucket, Mass., Newport, R.I., Scarsdale, N.Y., Palo Alto, Calif., Yountville, Calif., St. Helena, Calif., and North Hero, Vt.
According to a press release, Cruz said that he is "introducing this crucial legislation to alleviate the massive overload at the southern border by establishing new ports of entry in Democrat-led communities such as North Hero, Vermont, where Bernie Sanders spends his summers, and Martha's Vineyard, where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties."
"If Washington Democrats had to endure even a fraction of the suffering South Texas families, farmers, ranchers, and small businesses have had to face, our nation's immigration laws would be enforced, the wall would be built, and the Remain in Mexico policy would be re-implemented," Cruz said.
When Cruz, who has served as a senator from Texas since 2013, was asked during a Fox News interview if the bill will go anywhere, he said that "the Democrats aren't gonna move it because they're, they're perfectly happy being hypocrites."
The U.S. experienced a massive influx of migrants during fiscal year 2021, recording large numbers of southwest land border encounters.