Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Seeks to Ban Illegal Immigrants in U.S. from Citizenship
Posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a newly elected Republican with a penchant for making headlines, filed an amendment that would bar undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States from ever earning citizenship.
There are an estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally, and a bipartisan immigration reform measure would create a pathway to citizenship over the course of 13 years by requiring those people to pay penalties and back taxes, as well as learn English. Conservatives opposed to reform decry the path as amnesty, but Democrats say they will not support reform that does not cope with the immigrants already living in the U.S.
Cruz also filed amendments that he says would "strengthen border security measures; reform the high-skilled temporary worker program; modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration; and prohibit federal, state or local entitlement benefits for those here illegally."(continued)
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Ted Cruz challenges Joe Biden to debate about gun control
Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | 3:06 pm | Modified: May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Joel Gehrke
Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 1:09:09 PM by Perdogg
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noting that Vice President Joe Biden reportedly plans to revive a legislative push for gun control, challenged him to a debate about policy responses to gun violence.
There's one traitorous Demonrat regime and a bunch of gutless coward RINOs standing in the way; that's what's so hard about it. Sen. Cruz will need someone to watch his back when he goes after the 'rats and RINOs.
For once in my life, I am proud of my senator !
“...filed an amendment that would bar undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States from ever earning citizenship.”
The right and courageous thing to do. This will send a message to all current and future lawbreakers.
Ted Cruz looks a little bit like John Wayne. Unfortunately, Texas has been taken over by illegals. South Texas is a disaster.
You mean ‘remove citizenship from american citizens.’ Lets get the language right.
If you’re allowing them to stay in America but not become citizens - this is a bad outcome. They should be deported. All of them.
Slavery in another name. I don’t doubt the Democrats want this, but we’re not the party of slavery. Send them home.
Ted Cruz on being a schoolyard bully: I do so appreciate Harry Reids candor
posted at 9:21 pm on May 7, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
Heh. For a quick addendum to Mary Katharines earlier post chronicling the continuing Senatorial drama with the indignant claims of procedural bullying that Majority Leader Harry Reid is leveling at Sen. Ted Cruz, you know Cruz wasnt going to take that one lying down. Try if you will, but theres just no denying that Sen. Reid has been coming off as irate and condescending while Cruz is cool, calm, collected, and whats that word again? oh yeah, civil. The man impeccably lays out his case, and is it just me, or does it sound like this very junior senator has considerably more gravitas than his elder colleague? Via RCP:
I rise today in praise of Majority Leader Harry Reid. Yesterday, our esteemed Majority Leader said the following quote My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully. He pushes everyone around and is losing. And instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but he changes the rules. Today, Leader Reid continued his demonstration of civility, referring to me as the quote very junior Senator from Texas. As I noted yesterday, the Senate is not a schoolyard. Setting aside the irony of calling someone a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I wish simply to commend my friend from Nevada for his candor.
The first step in getting amnesty through is to first get illegals to be legal. Citizenship and official sanction to keep giving them all the benefits they’re already getting can—and would—come later.
>>I agree that illegals should not have a path to citizenship other than, possibly, military service.<<
I’m not sure that’s a good idea because I don’t like the idea of telling a criminal where to look and what to expect in the way of resistance if he attacks a military base or gets into a firefight.
It’s still Amnesty. Guest Worker Amnesty is still Amnesty
If you are not deporting illegals....its Amnesty
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The key phrase is "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" A child born to foreigner parents is subject to the jurisdiction of their parents' country(s), not of ours. Otherwise every ambassador's wife would be getting knocked up and delivering here.
Somewhere along the line we lost sight of that clause. We merely need to start enforcing it again.
modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration;
I’d just as soon he not increase the numbers at this time. They may need to adjust the proportional numbers from varying countries but let’s assimilate what we have before increasing the influx. JMO.
It’s a sad state of affairs we live in when a lawmaker is controversial for saying that existing laws should be enforced.
Cruz’s position should be the norm, not the exception, and it’s good to know that we have at least one voice of reason on this issue in the Senate (now that other Tea Party would-be luminaries like Rubio and Paul have sold out on immigration reform).
If I had my way, the 28th amendment to the US Constitution would be a thorough rewrite of the 14th, to do just that. Unfortunately, we're mostly stuck with this loophole for now, and it's been the bane of demographics in the Southwest US ever since.
Cruz Control! Go Cruz
Put a $1 Million penalty for hiring an illegal, and like someone else said, this will take care of itself.
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