Past Features

May 1, 2015

Cruz Ponders -- Walker Panders
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas gestures while he talks at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), on April 29, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington.
TIME -- April 29, 2015  
Cruz Walks a Careful Line on Immigration Reform  
    The GOP presidential hopeful opposes a path to citizenship, but casts himself as a supporter of legal immigration
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz cast himself as a supporter of immigration reform on Wednesday, while criticizing Democrats for killing prospects of a bipartisan deal by insisting on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    “I consider myself a proponent of immigration reform,” Cruz said during a question-and-answer session in Washington hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “There is no stronger advocate of legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am.”
    Cruz was an outspoken detractor of the bipartisan rewrite of U.S. immigration laws that passed the Senate in 2013, which in the eyes of many Republicans would have shored up the party's moribund support among Hispanic voters. His comments offer a telling glimpse of how he will attempt to find a delicate balance on a pivotal issue during his campaign.
    The GOP presidential hopeful opposes citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but he stressed Wednesday the need to celebrate and encourage legal immigration. And he noted his support for dramatically increasing the available number of high-tech visas. His remarks drew an implicit contrast with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely rival for the GOP nomination, who recently took a protectionist stance on legal immigration levels.

Legal Immigration Can Be Good for Americans
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
    Sen. Ted Cruz understands that legal immigrants with high skill levels can help create jobs. America is competing on a global scale and innovation is a key to success --- and there is strong evidence that high-skill legal immigrants bring greater innovation to our economy.
    America competes for the innovators --- and America ---- and its freedom --- is where they want to be.
     Gov. Scott Walker changes his stands on immigration --- legal and illegal --- by putting his finger to the wind. Sen. Ted Cruz hasn't changed his position on immigration --- he is the new wind.

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