On Sunday Morning Futures, Senator Ted Cruz revealed exclusive footage of a woman recognized as a Biden administration worker stopping him from filming at a migrant center.

Sen. Cruz (R-TX.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX.) headed a group of senators to Donna, Texas. They visited migrant centers that have been notoriously accused of cramming refugees inside despite being out of capacity. The senators were taking a tour of a migrant detention center in the capital.

However, Cruz was asked by a staffer covering his camera with her hands to stop filming under the excuse that it disrespects the people and the rules there. “Please give dignity to the people. Please give dignity to the people.”

According to the Cruz, the staffer works for the commissioner and is a senior advisor who has been working at the facility for just two weeks. He also confirmed that she received an order to prevent any pictures or media from being taken at the center. “Your policies are unfortunately trying to hide them. I understand that you were instructed,” Cruz said to the staffer. 

As he was there in person, Cruz witnessed the facility is a “dangerous” location, which he accused the Biden administration of concealing the conditions that immigrants face. “I respect them (the rules), and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you are working for is responsible for these conditions,” he said.

Republican senators circulated disturbing images of refugees and children crammed into border facilities on Friday, railing against what they termed President Biden’s own production of a border crisis. 

According to Cruz, the Donna facility was designed to accommodate a thousand people, but due to  limitations imposed because of the pandemic, it can only hold 250 people. Yet, at present, it is hosting over 4,000 people inside, which means youngsters, both boys and girls, are kept in the cages side by side, and could only distance by a maximum of six feet.

The percentage of children in custody there who test positive for Covid is about ten percent, said Sen.Cruz. 

 

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