Ted Cruz: Kids flee to US after being raped and ‘maimed’ — but send them back anyway

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:07 EDT
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Ted Cruz speaks to ABC News
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Tea Party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on Monday said that President Barack Obama’s “lawlessness” was to blame when children were sexually abused or “maimed” in foreign countries.

In an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio program, the Texas Republican agreed with the president that the growing number of women a children immigrants coming into the United States illegally was a “humanitarian crisis.”

“But it is a crisis of his own making,” Cruz opined. “This is a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness.”

“The president unilaterally and lawlessly granted amnesty to some 800,000 immigrants who had come here as children,” he continued. “As a direct result, we saw the numbers skyrocket.”

Cruz asserted that “the most heartbreaking aspect of this is you look at some 90,000 little boys and little girls coming in illegally, the people bringing them in, they’re not well-meaning social workers.”

“These are hardened, transnational, global carters,” he insisted. “They are cruel, vicious men. These little boys and little girls are being subjected to physical violence, to sexual violence.”

According to Cruz, drug cartels “cut off and send back body parts” of children to try and force their families to pay a ransom.

“They will force one little boy or one little girl to cut off the fingers or ears of other little boys or little girls,” he pointed out, adding that officials told him that children immigrating to the U.S. had been “maimed.”

“This is heartbreaking, and it is the direct result of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Cruz said.

But the senator proposed a solution: Send the children back to the countries where they had been mutilated and raped.

“The children will not stop coming, and will not stop being subjected to this horrific physical violence and sexual violence unless and until this administration begins enforcing our laws,” he warned. “That is the opposite of a humane policy.”

Listen to the audio below from The Sean Hannity Show, broadcast July 7, 2014.

(h/t: Truth Revolt)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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