Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) used a panel discussion at the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) on Tuesday, as an opportunity to attack Democrats’ radical immigration policies, particularly the human trafficking aspect which many Republicans have publicly sounded off on in recent months.
Roy said Americans are “dying” along the U.S.-Mexican border as a result of cartel bandits laying siege to human life, as they mock American sovereignty. He also called out his own party for their lack of action on the subject.
“You’re damn right, we’re under invasion!” he said emphatically. “Americans are dying, cartels are profiting, and we ought to do something about it. And I’m not just talking about Democrats, I’m talking about Republicans.”
“The scourge of moving human beings for profit while the cartels are getting paid thousands of dollars to put these little girls and little boys into the sex trafficking trade,” Roy added. “To be put in stash houses in Houston Texas, San Antonio Texas, all along the border, and for me to offer an amendment that simply says ‘we ought to raise those penalties’ and have every one of my Democrat colleagues in the House Judiciary Committee vote against that, tells you everything you need to know about the seriousness and lack of resolve that they have.”
“They don’t care about having open borders.” the Texas Republican asserted. “They don’t care about what that does to Americans. They don’t care about what that does to migrants. They want to pat themselves on the back in the false name of compassion that they like brown people — when it is brown people in South Texas that are bearing the brunt of wide open borders.
“And you know what?” he asked. “There’s a lot of brown people in South Texas that are tired of being taken for granted by the Democratic Party that likes to claim the mantle of, you know, compassion, while they allow people to die.”
Roy’s remarks come after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sounded the alarm about the cartel-directed sex-slave trade and human trafficking at the U.S. border — hammering Biden in the process.
“These children come in [the country] in debt to vicious cartels,” Cruz said, “Thousands and thousands of dollars and the teenage boys work for the gangs in every city in America and the teenage girls experience a hell worse than that with far too many of them human trafficked into sex slavery,”
“It’s not enough to sit and complain about it and talk about it,” Roy said of the border crisis. “We need to do something about it.”
At one point Roy called even called for an investigation into Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who he claimed lied about the security of America’s borders while under oath no less.
“It matters when these guys come before us and lie. And we should remember that when we have oversight next January if Republicans are given the Keys to the Kingdom again,” he continued. “We should actually do something with it and hold them accountable, and Mayorkas is the first on the list, in my opinion, maybe right next to Dr. Fauci, but that’s a different panel.”
Americans are in desperate need of some type of stabilizing action. The hope is if Republicans take back Congress in November, others will follow Roy’s example and admit they haven’t done enough to fight back against this rising tied of corrupt immigration policies. Holding hearings — and asking the question out loud — sounds like a great start.