Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott visit immigration detention center

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – The South Texas alien invasion is a magnet for state politicians seeking to score political points against the Obama Administration.

Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott turned up at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to visit a federal detention center housing unaccompanied alien children, as Uncle Sam calls them.

The site is one of several in South Texas trying to handle about 100,000 people. More than half of those are unaccompanied children.

Abbott said this is more than a true humanitarian crisis. “One thing that we learned today and that is that we are dealing with a true humanitarian crisis. Another thing, though, that we realized all along and that is that we are dealing with a human-made crisis.”

Sen. Cruz poked at the Obama Administration by linking the South Texas crisis to the White House, “If we were to take these 90,000 kids and grant amnesty to these 90,000 kids next year, we wouldn’t see 145,000, we’d see substantially more. We’d see maybe 200,000 to 300,000.”

State Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running against Abbott for governor, is among several lawmakers calling for a special legislative session to deal with the border surge, proving that this problem is bigger than political parties.