Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) confirmed Thursday that he will join Glenn Beck at the border in McAllen, Texas on Saturday to help feed, clothe, and provide toys for illegal immigrant children.
Cruz does not support amnesty, but he believes that we cannot ignore “the human element of this crisis”:
Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for the senator, told TheBlaze in an email: “Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs – it is heartless to allow that to continue.”
“But while we work to reverse the policies that have caused this tragedy, it is important we recognize the human element of this crisis, and Sen. Cruz is glad to join Glenn Beck and Mercury One in that effort to provide some relief from the suffering this administration is causing,” Frazier continued.
Beck noted that we cannot “put pressure on Washington” to change its “lawlessness” while also antagonizing the children:
“Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said of the children when he announced the event. “And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.”
Cruz and Beck both make valid points. The Liberal media already paint Republicans, conservatives, and other anti-amnesty activists as heartless bigots; we cannot add more fuel to the fire by treating the immigrant children with cruelty. It would be wrong not to feed and clothe them, just as it would be wrong to allow them to break our country’s laws.