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Ted Cruz Files Amendment To Deny Path To Citizenship As Senate Works On Bill
Fox News Latino ^ | May 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente

Posted on 05/09/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

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The office of Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, sent out a press release Wednesday pushing five amendments he filed to the bill, which generally tightens enforcement and provides a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.

Cruz’s amendments seek to further tighten border security, streamline the legal immigration process, deny public benefits to those here illegally, reform the high-skilled worker visa program and prohibit a path to citizenship for the undocumented.

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In a press release, America’s Voice, a leading national group that advocates for more lenient immigration laws, singled out Cruz’s anti-citizenship amendment as particularly worrisome.

“This would not only destroy the path to citizenship in the Senate bill—the popular heart of an immigration reform solution—but also turn its back on 100 years of precedent in immigration policy,” said the release.

Hearings on the bill are expected to continue an additional two weeks following Thursday's opening session, setting the stage for full Senate action on the bill in June.

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, said the Republicans’ amendments did not bode well for bipartisan cooperation on the bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; congress; illegalimmigrants; immigration; leadership; tedcruz

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

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1 posted on 05/09/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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2 posted on 05/09/2013 6:14:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoConPubbie; johnthebaptistmoore; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


3 posted on 05/09/2013 6:14:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted is such a BULLY!!!

It's about time we got one of those on our side. There are plenty on the other side.

4 posted on 05/09/2013 6:15:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Rats on the committee will shoot it down.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thank God for Ted Cruz!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Put a bill in that has everything the ‘rats want,
except put a 20 yr moratorium on voting rights -

then see if they vote for it.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoConPubbie

Call their bluff, Ted! Do they actually want these people to be here so they can work and care for their families, etc, and add to the American story or do they really want to open the doors to breed democratic voters.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SoConPubbie

Cannot understand for the life of me why people who are elected to protect us would be giving away our country to foreign invaders.

That’s what this is you know.

These people are indeed foreign invaders.

Nothing should be done to make hem citizens until we stop more of them from invading us.

This is what? The 4th Amnesty? None of them worked before and this one won’t work either unless we control the borders.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 6:19:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoConPubbie

Go home and do it right or forever forfeit any chance at citizenship.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 6:19:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Travis McGee

I’d treat very carefully on this one. I believe that The Great One, Mark Levin, is correct in his legal opinion that the courts would never allow this sort of “second-class citizenship” and would hand them the vote after the fact.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 6:20:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoConPubbie

Rubio keeps digging a larger hole for himself. Cruz is the only one out there looking out for us on this issue. The irony of a man born in Canada being the sole defender of our borders is just too much to observe.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:41 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Travis McGee; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”The office of Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, sent out a press release Wednesday pushing five amendments he filed to the bill, which generally tightens enforcement and provides a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
Cruz’s amendments seek to further tighten border security, streamline the legal immigration process, deny public benefits to those here illegally, reform the high-skilled worker visa program and prohibit a path to citizenship for the undocumented. “

Cruz is the only one in congress worth a crap.

The rest (GOP) are either overtly working with Dems (like McCain) or are play acting like they oppose them.
The Senate is a club where they just play opposition roles for the camera all scripted.
(You can be sure if Bengazi investigation is supported by McCain and Grahamnesty that it is going no-where, otherwise they would oppose it.)

Cruz goes right for their nerves.

13 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:47 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I agree. There is almost no chance this would stand in the long run. I don’t know why we would want a 2 tiered society anyway. Even if it did persist it is a recipe for eternal strife and squabbling anyway.

I hope they stop playing games with the bill and just defeat it.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:26 AM PDT by posterchild
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15 posted on 05/09/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is more about doing what is good for the country and less about politics. We need another 534 just like him.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:24 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: 3Fingas

Trade you one Cruz for 25 Rubios.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:38:51 AM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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“...Cruz is more about doing what is good for the country and less about politics. We need another 534 just like him....”

Yes Siree!! I contributed $500 to his campaign. It’s the best $500 I’ve spent in a long while.

Bully em, Ted!! Live up to the accusation!!!!


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:50 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: stormhill

No, but we will trade you one Julian Castro for Rino Rubio.
:-D


19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:47 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted does not know that once these illegal immigrants are granted “legal status”, the next step is to introduce legislation (perhaps a year or more later) that grants them full citizenship rights—All it takes is one more Congress to amend the law or to make a new one.

Give them an inch, they will take a mile.

Is the border secure yet?


20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:47:27 AM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Of course. Any attempt to delay nearly immediate citizenship will be overturned in the courts.

That’s why we need to hold out for NO AMNESTY period.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:53:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cotton1706

” or do they really want to open the doors to breed democratic voters.”

BINGO!

Ted Cruz is calling their bluff.

I think this is a critical issue — let Cruz’ amendment stand!


22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:54:44 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Venturer

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.”

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/05/08/ted-cruz-seeks-to-ban-illegal-immigrants-in-us-from-citizenship


23 posted on 05/09/2013 6:57:13 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Venturer

“Cannot understand for the life of me why people who are elected to protect us would be giving away our country to foreign invaders.”
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Maybe they are greedy, lying, robbing traitors who care only for their own enrichment and have zero moral fiber? Maybe they are just profoundly stupid. They apparently think that somehow they will never have to pay the price for their treachery.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:45 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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If he files these amendments, is there a way for them to be blocked or dropped from the bill while the bill still moves forward?

I’m not clear on the procedures.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 7:37:59 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: 3Fingas

Yeah; Rubio’s been a great disappointment because he has turned out to be gullible and naive instead of young and idealistic. He looked magnificent compared to Charlie Crist.
Of course, Pee-Wee Herman would have looked good against Charlie Crist.

It’s entirely predictable that the character of Ted Cruz would be attacked for standing up to his principles. Republicans need to remember: Sticks and stones may break my bones...


26 posted on 05/09/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m lovin’ my Ted Cruz more every single day that he fights for America and American values!


27 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:00 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: 3Fingas; stormhill

I’m from South Carolina, we’ll trade you one Linda Graham for a plug mule and you can keep the mule.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:26 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, as a Texan, you know I want on THIS ping list! :) Thanks!


29 posted on 05/09/2013 7:41:54 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: 3Fingas

Born in Canada, but a true American! His parents were not Canadian but American and Cuban/American as I recall.

I have lots of friends whose parents were born in Mexico, but they came here, got their citizenship and became responsible, productive Americans...as are their offspring.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 7:46:34 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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In a press release, America’s Voice, a leading national group that advocates for more lenient immigration laws, singled out Cruz’s anti-citizenship amendment as particularly worrisome.

“This would not only destroy the path to citizenship in the Senate bill—the popular heart of an immigration reform solution—but also turn its back on 100 years of precedent in immigration policy,” said the release.


Complete BS. You see, the immigration push from early last century was done with many more hurdles in place, people can to ASSIMILATE and become Americans (notice, no hyphen), with no safety net...and LEGALLY.
31 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: SoConPubbie; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

32 posted on 05/09/2013 9:15:37 AM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: MrB

To them 20 years is not too long if it gets them the ability to take over the government and finish the destruction of the U.S.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 9:44:57 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: sickoflibs

There are several others who are also excellent. Trey Gowdy, Mike Lee, and my favorite, Tom McClintock.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 10:06:11 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: SoConPubbie

These amendments will kill the bill so far as the Democrats are concerned. Leahey’s amendment allowing for homosexuals to get their gay partner residency will kill the bill for conservatives. The whole issue is dead, just waiting for the body to hit the ground.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 10:08:50 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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