Meanwhile, Speaker Mike Johnson posted on X that if ever the bill came out of the Senate, it would be “dead on arrival” in the House. Johnson and other House Republicans said the bill fails in key policy areas needed to secure the border and could incentivize more illegal immigration.
In a press conference, Cruz also explained to the public that the bill failed to address the root problems of the border crisis.
“Why is this bill a terrible bill? Because it does not solve the problem. This bill was designed not to secure the border. Instead, this bill codified Joe Biden’s open borders,” he said.