Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted to applause Thursday as he took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he broke immigration news from the Texas border.

Cruz, who was joined onstage by conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin, told the audience that he had some breaking news from the Rio Grande section of the southern border.

“Since Inauguration Day, illegal crossings have dropped 50 percent [in the Rio Grande section of the border],” he said, as the audience broke out in applause and cheers. Cruz mentioned that he had gone on a ride-along on a midnight patrol of the area and that a border patrol agent had given him the information about the drop in crossing attempts.


“Oddly enough, you and I have not seen that on 6 o’clock news,” he added.

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