Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz published a video that appeared to depict the illegal narco slavery trade at the U.S. Mexico border on Monday. He claimed President Joe Biden was responsible for “the worst plague of slavery since the Civil War.”
Cruz described migrant youth and children who were forced to sex slave labor to repay the debts they owe the cartels. It appeared that the video showed graphic images showing children’s bodies lying on the banks of rivers and deserts.
The gangs are active in all American cities. Cruz stated that the situation for teenage girls is worse. Cruz said that far too many were human trafficked and forced into sex slavery. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are the ones responsible for America’s worst slavery epidemic since the Civil War. This is cruel. This is barbaric. This is not humane .” President Biden does not want Americans to realize that he ignores the illegal narco slavery trade at our southern border. pic.twitter.com/OXtOYADamj
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 26, 2022
The number of migrants encountered at the border has spiked since Biden took office in 2021, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data shows. Border officials encountered a record high of over 1.7 million migrants crossing the border in the fiscal year 2021. (RELATED: ‘Come To The Biden Cages’: Ted Cruz Targets Biden’s ‘Open Border Policies’ In Fiery Speech)
Border agents encountered 207,416 migrants in the month of June, a significant increase from 189,034 in the same month in 2021. Border crossings decreased from May, however, when 240,991 migrants were encountered, according to the CBP.
Despite the increased number of crossings, it is believed that the Biden administration prosecuted fewer migrants than President Donald Trump’s. Only 2,896 migrants were transferred to the U.S. Marshals custody in the fiscal year 2021, compared to 13,213 in the fiscal year 2020 and 20,604 in the 2019 fiscal year, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Nearly 40.3 million people are in modern slavery as of 2016, with 1 in 4 being children, CBP reported. Women and girls make up 99% of the commercial sex industry.