FAIR’s Analysis of Ted Cruz’s Immigration Plan

Screen shot 2016-03-02 at 3.40.22 PMSenator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president, released an immigration plan based on three central facets: securing the border, restoring the rule of law, and reforming legal immigration to protect Americans. (Ted Cruz Immigration Plan) FAIR offers the following analysis of the plan on five key immigration issues: amnesty; legal immigration; border security; interior enforcement; and taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.

Amnesty: In his plan, Cruz points out that President Obama has issued at least 20 executive memoranda that grant amnesty, ignore the law, and worsen our immigration problems. He pledges to “shut down President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty on day one” and “end the lawlessness with the stroke of a pen.”…

Read more of this analysis on Ted Cruz’s stand on immigration on FAIRus.org: Where Do the Presidential Hopefuls Stand on Immigration?

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  1. Cruz Oil Lobby Support Seen in Texas and Oklahoma

    Another puppet politician lunch for Trump….we’re not fooled by the ESTABLISHMENT anymore!

  2. avatar Peter says:

    Ted will destroy this country like Rubio…..both Cubans…..

  3. avatar Leland says:

    Rubio is calling Trump a “con artist”. Maybe so, we shall see whether he sticks to his beliefs as stated. I do not like the fact that he meets with editors from the NY Times and won’t release the transcript of what was said. But as far as Rubio, we know for a fact he’s a con artist.

    He stated repeatedly and emphatically during his 2010 Senate campaign, both in the primary and general election, that he did not endorse amnesty because it would only lead to encouraging more people to come here illegally. Then two years after he joins the Senate, he’s part of the Gang of Eight, pushing a bill that’s a repeat of the 1986 “one time” amnesty, with legalization up front and some vague promises of enforcement in the future. Now he’s a tough guy again, shades of John McCain, on enforcement. Trump, who knows. But Rubio is a weasel by his own words.

    • avatar No Change says:

      One thing for sure is that Trump is a Liberal New Yorker and is taking all of you by storm……..it is hilarious everybody hates immigrants and Ted ia like Rubio like Peter says…Cubans….same background……nect McConnell the Republican backstabber now want =to ruin Trump…..these guys should be voted out……

      • avatar Leland says:

        Who said I was a conservative? You’re always making these assumptions. I’m liberal on many things and I have said repeatedly I’m a registered Democrat who can’t stand their open border positions.

        • avatar No Change says:

          really…Trump is not portraying himself as a liberal….get my point?..so far you support the Republicans…so hence you are a republican…….

          • avatar Leland says:

            You just said he was a liberal three posts up. Are you confused again?

          • avatar No Change says:

            Are you ok Leland?…….I said Trump is a liberal but he portrays himself as a conservative ..You are the confused one and twist everything you read….