Ted Cruz blames rising COVID-19 cases in South Texas on undocumented immigrants

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash after he said that undocumented immigrants are to blame for rising COVID-19 cases in South Texas.

Cruz, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined fellow Republicans on Wednesday to call on the Biden administration to address the record surge of illegal crossings along the Texas-Mexico border that began in the spring.

Cruz called the rise in crossings a humanitarian, national security and public health crisis and urged the Biden administration to preserve Title 42, a rule put in place by former President Donald Trump that refuses asylum-seekers entry on the basis of public health.

Source: Ted Cruz blames rising COVID-19 cases in South Texas on undocumented immigrants