Cruz Takes More Aggressive Stance on Immigration
“Ted Cruz is trying to trump Donald Trump on immigration. While campaigning this week in Iowa, where he’s leading the polls ahead of that state’s Feb. 1 presidential caucuses, Cruz suggested he’ll be tougher on people in the U.S. illegally than his rival for the Republican nomination,” Bloomberg News says.
“‘There’s a difference,’ Cruz told a questioner at an event in Boone. ‘He’s advocated allowing folks to come back in and become citizens. I oppose that.’ The remark was caught on video and first reported by BuzzFeed.”
Illegal Aliens Told to Stay Indoors to Avoid Deportation
“As immigration agents carry out an Obama administration plan to round up Central American immigrants who have not complied with final deportation orders, consulates, activists and attorneys are scrambling to advise those targeted of their rights. The Salvadoran Embassy in Washington D.C. set up a hotline for those affected by the raids,” Fox News Latino says.
Unresolved Immigration Issues
“Though there are many immigration issues that came into greater focus in 2015 — from the highly controversial H-1B cheap labor agenda, to the H-2B controversies — the following still-unresolved issues were on the forefront of everyone’s mind and must be addressed in 2016,” says Jon Feere at The Hill.
New Cruz Ad Knocks Open Borders, Media
“GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz took aim at the “mainstream media” Tuesday by charging in a new television ad that it would see the issue of illegal immigration through a different prism if a herd of lawyers, bankers and journalists were charging across the U.S.-Mexico border,” the Washington Times wrote.
“The new “invasion” ad depicts a swarm of women in high heels, and men in black suits and ties, with some carrying briefcases atop their heads, others struggling to hang onto their laptop computers, sprinting across a desert and clumsily wading across a river.”
Trump Supporters are Doomsayers, says NR Writer
“The American Right is divided between those who think our country has serious problems and those who think it is teetering on the edge of collapse. Donald Trump’s rise has been fueled by the latter group, which sees itself as Cassandra, accurately surveying and desperately trying to revive a ‘crippled America,’ as Trump titled his book,” says Jim Geraghty at National Review.
“The edge-of-extinction crowd hasn’t just failed to persuade the rest of the Right; they’ve failed to persuade the mass of voters. Americans tell pollsters the country is headed in the wrong direction, but they’re not apocalyptic about it. To everyone else, the Doomsayers come across as paranoid, race-obsessed hysterics.”