Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that it would be “devastating” if President Trump closes the U.S.-Mexico border, joining a chorus of Republicans pushing back against the idea.

“Closing the border to legal commerce would be devastating to Texas. Millions of jobs, in Texas and across the country, depend upon trade with Mexico, and the federal government shouldn’t do anything to jeopardize those jobs,” Cruz said in a statement.

He added that while the United States needs to “secure the border,” Trump shouldn’t punish individuals “who are legally crossing the border.”