Cruz Doubles Down on Politically-Motivated Opposition to Bipartisan Border Agreement

Dallas, TX — Today, Ted Cruz doubled down on his opposition to the bipartisan border security agreement because he says it would give “political camouflage for Democrats running in November.” Previously, Cruz said he opposed the bipartisan border security legislation because it would, in his words, give “political cover” to Democrats. Additionally, Cruz today repeatedly used the same dangerous “invasion” language today that has inspired mass shootings in Texas and across the country.

“Congressman Allred is ready to find common ground to secure the border and strengthen our national security, and Ted Cruz, yet again just wants to play politics,” said Paige Hutchinson, Colin Allred for Senate Campaign Manager. “Ted Cruz has had 12 years to do something on the border crisis, and he has achieved nothing. Texans need results, not partisan stunts. In November, we’ll elect a Senator who can actually deliver.”  

The bill has been endorsed in recent days by a diverse group of stakeholders, including the UN World Food Program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National Border Patrol Council.

Allred has long called for comprehensive immigration reform that would secure our border, meet the needs of our economy, and reflect our values as Texans and Americans. He is proud to be a cosponsor of the Dignity Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform package led by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar.

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