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Ted Cruz counters Jeb Bush of illegal immigration: ‘This is not a humane system’
The Daily Caller ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:44 PM PDT by mandaladon

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz politely denounced former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s defense of illegal immigration, explaining that breaking the law is not “positive and beneficial” and that turning a blind eye while illegal migrants cross the border “is not a humane system.”

Cruz appeared on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” to discuss Bush’s comments from Sunday, when he attempted to somewhat justify illegal immigration by noting it’s “not a felony” and is an “act of love [and] commitment to your family.”

“There’s no doubt that immigrants come to this country because they are seeking a better world, they are seeking the American dream and they’re seeking a better life for their kids,” Cruz said. “And all of that is positive and beneficial. What isn’t positive and beneficial is breaking the law to do so.”

“In my view, we need to be a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants,” the senator continued. “People who follow the rules and come here according to the law. We’re a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that. But at the same time, rule of law matters. And if you look at any sovereign nation, securing your border is critically important.”

“And I’ll tell you one of the big reasons has to do with just the humanity of it,” Cruz explained. “If you come down to Texas and you see the conditions where — you see photographs that are heartbreaking, of bodies of women and children left abandoned in the desert, because they entrust themselves to transnational global criminal cartels who smuggle them in, assault them and leave them to die.”

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“This is not a humane system,” the senator asserted, “and we need to solve the problems. Secure the borders, and then improve and streamline legal immigration so people can come to America consistent with the rule of law.”........................Exactly how I feel
1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:45 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Its really pretty simple.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:21:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon
“I think the only way Republicans win is to have a candidate who runs as a strong conservative with a positive, hopeful, optimistic message,” he said. “That’s the path to victory. And I don’t think Washington elites are going to be very effective picking the nominee.”................RINO's pay attention!
3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:22:05 PM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

Why isn’t Jeb working to make Mexico a better place?


4 posted on 04/07/2014 6:22:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

Ted is defining himself well.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:23:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Paladin2
Why isn’t Jeb working to make Mexico a better place?

Mexico won't accept a gringo el presidente.

6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:24:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sen Ted Cruz counters Jebbie Bush’s illegal immigration comment ping.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:25:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paladin2

That is where the focus should be.
The Corrupt Mexican Gov.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: mandaladon

It’s against the law to be in the US illegally. What don’t these morons get??? Check out illegal immigration in other countries and see what happens to them especially Mexico where they come from!


9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:26:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon
I know the Republican party is completely and utter dead when an absolute and complete RINO like Jeb Bush is still allowed to put that "R" after his name. Seriously, what else does this guy have to do before he is exposed for the leftist Democrap he is? Seriously, I mean my God, he kissed Hitlerys butt last year on the anniversary of the Benghazi terror attack by giving her the "Liberty medal" which was a complete and utter insult to the victims of Benghazi and their families!!! I don't think even Nancy Pelosi would do something like that, but Jeb had no problem with it did he? Honoring that effin' bitch with that smug look of hers. Liberty medal, what the hell has she EVER done for liberty?

"Everyone applaud for me or there will be hell to pay!"


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:29:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: mandaladon

“In my view, we need to be a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants,” the senator continued. “People who follow the rules and come here according to the law. We’re a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that. But at the same time, rule of law matters. And if you look at any sovereign nation, securing your border is critically important.”


Beautifully articulate.

Dang it he’s gonna anger the US Chamber of Commerce now, lol!


11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Paladin2
Why isn’t Jeb working to make Mexico a better place?

Why fix up a tumbledown shack when you can just break into the castle next door?

12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mandaladon

It never takes Ted long to speak up and set people straight. He’s the best out there.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon
It never takes Ted long to speak up and set people straight. He’s the best out there.

Amen and Agree!!

14 posted on 04/07/2014 6:34:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Jeb is a Viking?


15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:35:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

We should adopt mexico’s laws regarding illegal immigration. It would only be fair, right. Illegals who get caught in mexico have two choices: get thrown in a mexican prison, or get shot, with the latter being preferred. But we know that will never happen, with current US crony political-financial regime in place.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Paladin2

!! True!!
I believe that the Bush’s and all the other politicians believe they really are our betters. They expect to live in big haciendas and give orders to us peasants as they do in Mexico.

Trouble is they need more Mexicans to order around since Americans don’t take kindly to be bossed around.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:33 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: mandaladon

the way the republicans win is to promise to cut the cost of water desalination and transport so as to deliver cheap water to any desert anywhere —especially in the American west and in Mexico. This will effectively turn the deserts green, increase the size of the USA by 1/3 and triple the size of Mexico.

Attach the republican brand to this and the republicans can win a lot of new constituencies. this attack on the price of water would be much better than anti carbon dioxide energies like wind and solar.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: mandaladon

Thank you Ted Cruz, what a load Jeb Bush said, disgusting.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:50:15 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: mandaladon
while illegal migrants cross the border “is not a humane system.”

Uh-oh.

Okay, Ted, why does an immigration system, or any part of it, need to be "humane"?

20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Paladin2

Why don’t Jeb and Columba just move to Mexico. It would be an act of love for America.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Spirochete
Okay, Ted, why does an immigration system, or any part of it, need to be "humane"?

My answer: Because we are a Christian, and caring, country.

22 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:40 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Spirochete

Uh-oh.

Okay, Ted, why does an immigration system, or any part of it, need to be “humane”?

*************

Uh-oh! Here come the Sen Cruz concern trolls.

So, immigrating to the USofA should be inhumane? Is that what you’re saying?


23 posted on 04/07/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
My answer: Because we are a Christian, and caring, country.

Granted. But immigration policy needs to be rational. Humanitarian immigration (legal and illegal) is killing us.

24 posted on 04/07/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Jane Long
Uh-oh! Here come the Sen Cruz concern trolls.

I helped vote him into office. You're saying we shouldn't be concerned about politicians we mostly agree with? Not trusting an allied politician makes one a troll?

25 posted on 04/07/2014 7:02:34 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

FOX is really pushing Jeb. Starting to make me mad. We do get to actually vote in the primaries I thought. These RINOS forget the fact that Republicans would not have the house if it wasn’t for the TEA Party movement. I think they will be surprised at the force of the movement.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 7:10:18 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Jane Long; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:11:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Spirochete

Since you didn’t answer my questions, I’ll ask them again...

So, immigrating to the USofA should be inhumane? Is that what you’re saying?


28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:13:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: mandaladon

Jeb bush is an idiot.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:13:39 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: dandiegirl

30 posted on 04/07/2014 7:17:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
So, immigrating to the USofA should be inhumane? Is that what you’re saying?

No, I'm not saying should be inhumane. I'm asking why it needs to be humane.

Why should humanitarian issues be considered. Humanitarianism is the hook by which the entire world claims the US as their entitlement.

There are entire communities in America that have been destroyed by the "humanitarian" resettlement of Somali jihadists. How is that humane?

31 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:56 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: dandiegirl

Fox? Pushing Jeb?

Really? I don’t know, tuning in to Jeannine Pirro for her weekly rant and being disappointed by a Brit Hume preemption of a one hour portrayal of the Bush family? Like that?

Ugh. My hair hurts!


32 posted on 04/07/2014 7:21:37 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Paladin2

“Why isn’t Jeb working to make Mexico a better place?”
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He has been for a number of years. Mexico becomes a better place when their uneducated and criminal are unloaded on the USA.

Of course, the US becomes a correspondingly worse place. That’s apparently OK with the Bushes.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 7:24:11 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Sigh, Good Point...


34 posted on 04/07/2014 7:25:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Exactly. How does Mexico get away without criticism? The illegal immigrants are their people. Is the US the only country that is held to a “humane” standard?


35 posted on 04/07/2014 7:30:22 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: mandaladon
Cruz is right.

Jeb is a loser. His adoration of illegal aliens is like a fetish.

36 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:34 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Tonight feast your eyes on GWB sitting with WJC in Jerry World. BARF


37 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Dapper 26

Jeb should illegally immigrate to Mexico to show how it’s dome.


38 posted on 04/07/2014 7:35:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon
when he attempted to somewhat justify illegal immigration by noting it’s “not a felony” and is an “act of love [and] commitment to your family.”

if I go out and rob a bank tonight to pay my child support...will the courts just slap my wrists, and say...just an "act of love"..

39 posted on 04/07/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by sternup
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To: mandaladon

We are vigilantes... but they support poaching and use their political privileges to get money from mob bosses...

I am sick of the Bushes.


40 posted on 04/07/2014 7:40:42 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

She gave her husband liberty to defile the White House. If she did not know what kind of a man he was, then it is fair to say that she is an idiot. If she allowed the soiling of that sacred edifice for her own acent to power she has murdered her own soul. In either case she is not fit to lead anybody. She should give up the quest for power, drop out of public life, and go searching for her soul, her true self. Perhaps she might find it.


41 posted on 04/07/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Good points tying Jeb Bush to Hillary.

The Bush family are into trading platforms bigtime (Carlyle Group) and they are worth upwards of 400 Billion.

The Clintons are taking a cut from several ‘charities’ and foundations around the globe, controlling billions upon billions.

The common denominator is a composite of power, influence and money.

And so they give medals to each other.

The corruption has never run so deep in American politics.


42 posted on 04/07/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

See Mena Airport, Bushes and Clintons go way back.


43 posted on 04/07/2014 8:10:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

Cruz is absolutely on the money. I think our system is designed to be unworkable.

The inane rules coupled with the lax enforcement should be regarded not as two dysfunctions, but as one calculated and complimentary set. The combination begs illegal entry. Once here, the illegal is a pawn. Very literally in some cases chattel. Cheap labor, sex puppets, vote proxies and mules. The citizens are diminished financially and their votes rendered meaningless. Power is sucked out of everyone except those at the top of the human food chain.

Our elites know this. They WANT this. The Uniparty will never fix this, as it works just fine for what they desire.


44 posted on 04/07/2014 8:17:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Hostage

“The corruption has never run so deep in American politics.”... Pay your tax bill/health care bill,,, Hostage.


45 posted on 04/07/2014 8:26:04 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: mandaladon
Gee, all that mumbo-jumbo from the good Senator and not a word on what he would do with the 12-20mil already here.

It's because he would allow them to STAY.

Still, there are hundreds on FR who say he is not for amnesty.

That's because he keeps saying he's not for amnesty. It's just that HE defines "Amnesty" as allowing illegal to become citizens.

No difference between his position and any other Republican I've heard from lately.

Amnesty. Plain and simple.

46 posted on 04/07/2014 8:50:33 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

If he won’t use the ‘D-word’, deportation, then you’re right, it is just the same old GOP toro-caca.

I hope you’re mistaken but I can’t think of any instance where he has said that the law must be enforced. And that means deportation of all those foreign citizens who make the GOPe shake in their boots.


47 posted on 04/07/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Spirochete; All

...“is not a humane system.”
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You asked your question without considering what Cruz said about the Coyotes smuggling the illegals across the border, where they then rob, rape and kill them. ...That’s what he meant when he said it is not humane.


48 posted on 04/07/2014 8:58:10 PM PDT by octex
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To: Pelham
Nor will he support the policies of "Self Deportation".

1. Severe prosecution of those who hire.

2. Prohibiting the award of Citizenship to the children of Illegals.

3. Denial of ALL public payments to Illegals.

4. Deportation of ALL those encountered in the normal course of police business.

5. Proof of Citizenship to enter the public school system.

49 posted on 04/07/2014 9:06:36 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mylife

And they ask him a lot of trick questions. Does he think Jeb Bush is a conservative. What is he supposed to say? No? I’m glad he has all these good answers ready.


50 posted on 04/07/2014 9:15:31 PM PDT by firebrand
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