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June 25, 2013 - 9:44 am
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Appearing on the Andrea Tantaros Show today, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called the Rubio-Schumer immigration bill a “mess.” That’s the same bill that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has said is “95% perfect,” while acknowledging and having no answer for flaws in the bill, such as its unfair treatment of U.S. citizens who break several laws when compared to illegal aliens. In effect, the bill makes crime pay for illegal aliens who break laws against such things as drunk driving, domestic abuse, and identity theft.

Cruz also addressed the claim made by some in the GOP, which is that it must pass this bill in order to increase its share of the Hispanic vote to remain competitive nationally.

“A lot of Republicans right now are listening to DC political consultants that after the last election, have told them ‘Gosh, the only way you can get re-elected is if you go along with the Democrat on a big amnesty bill’,” Cruz said. He called that idea “complete bunk.”

“I was just elected in the state of Texas, a majority minority state, with an enormous Hispanic population. I was very proud to receive support of over 40% of Hispanic voters in Texas. And I was very clear campaigning that, on immigration, my view was that we should not be doing an amnesty bill. We should secure the borders first.” Cruz defeated sitting Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP primary despite being outspent and starting the race with virtually no statewide name recognition.

Cruz added: “I think it is offensive for the DC political consultants to say that the key to the Hispanic vote is just to buy them off with amnesty.” Sen. Cruz noted that an identical argument was made to Republicans leading up to the 1986 amnesty. After it passed and Republican President Ronald Reagan signed it into law, however, the Republican share of the Hispanic vote actually went down.

Cruz urged grassroots Americans to call their senators and urge them to oppose the Rubio-Schumer bill. He said that 20 Republican senators are on the fence and could be persuaded to vote against the bill. A final Senate vote may happen at the end of this week. He detailed how the bill will increase the power of ObamaCare over the U.S. economy, hurting American companies and workers.

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I don't know much about Ted Cruz, but so far, I sure like what I know.
41 weeks ago
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The Immigration "Amnesty" is just one more nail in our coffin. We will never recover from the Destruction brought on by a treasonous Obama and his minions. The Supreme Court just sanctified immorality in America, what else is there now?
42 weeks ago
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Cruz said that “you’ve got a bunch of Republicans that are scared,”


and STUPID!!!
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
He got 40% of the Hispanic vote while affirming his commitment to border security? He's bold in his denunciation of Obama? Quick, let's start destroying him! The Bush/Rubio campaign is counting on YOU.
42 weeks ago
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The EXACT same bludgeon used to pass ObamaCare - the underpinning for America's economic deconstruction - is utilized with "immigration reform", which is nothing more than amnesty dressed in legal, political gobblygook. In fact, not only do many LEGAL Hispanic citizens feel offended by gifting illegals rewards for their lawbreaking, but the remainder will NEVER vote Repub anyway. In other words, there is NO upside to caving in.
Now, whatever promises they make, re this or that improved security, is balderdash. How so? There are loopholes within which state that mama Janet (and her successors) can nix said measures at her discretion!
In any case, the nation will never recover from said koshering and the Demsters know it. This is one of their main underpinnings to "transforming" America - forever!
What real Conservative would trust Obama Inc with this game changing legislation? - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/20/what-are-the-chances-of-reining-in-a-lawbreaker-in-chief-who-abets-illegal-aliens-then-punishes-those-who-expose-said-lawbreaking-addendum-to-the-results-of-washingtons-dictator-in-chief-via/

RINOS's rule the party and that is that.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
42 weeks ago
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Three comments???? Do you people realize that this bill is a poison pill for Americans? This is sh** on steroids. Who says we NEED a bill anyway? We don't need ANY bill! Just enforce the laws we have. I don't care who is 'in the shadows.' Screw them, I didn't ask them to come here. If you make things uncomfortable enough, they will leave. The republicans are about to commit suicide, somehow they can't figure that out. I will NEVER vote for anyone who votes for this bill.
42 weeks ago
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God, I wish I could clone this man 536 times...and Jeff Sessions was our president.

Remember BENGHAZI!
42 weeks ago
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Regarding Sen. Cruz having no answer for the flaws in the bill, I recommend that the GOP work to fix immigration for the people who obey the law and do very little to give legal status to illegal aliens who actively broke the law. The one exception is children transported across the boarder by law-breaking parents may need to have a path to legal status instead of being deported to a country they don't remember.

I recommend that the GOP pair legalizing illegal aliens who came to the US as children young enough that English is their native tongue with greatly reducing the family reunification preference in legal immigration. Make illegal aliens who came to the US as pre-teen children legal aliens in exchange for an end to chain migration.

The other place where the GOP could deal is to strengthen workplace enforcement combined with a seasonal guest worker program. E-Verify and provisions for citizen/competitor lawsuit enforcement in exchange for guest workers that stay for months instead of forever. For example, create programs for guest workers that come to work in construction and agriculture in the late spring, but go back home to their families in the fall. If environmental laws can have provisions where individuals can sue for enforcement, why not also allow direct enforcement of immigration laws?
42 weeks ago
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"I recommend that the GOP pair legalizing illegal aliens who came to the US as children young enough that English is their native tongue "

It's clear you are speaking from a kind heart rather than from reason and knowledge.

You'd be very hard pressed to find kids like that. Born and raised here for 20 years, and for most of them, Spanish is still their mother tongue.


For almost all of them, Latin American countries are much more familiar to them than the environment you seem to think they live in.
41 weeks ago
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Ted Cruz makes good sense. I don't understand what the big rush is, anyway.

I also dislike "comprehensive" reform. That is just an underhanded way of dressing up a pig for the dance. Do it right this time - border control first and foremost, then let's talk about the rest.

What's so damned hard to comprehend about "illegal"?
42 weeks ago
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