Skip to comments.Ted Cruz looks to steer House conservatives on immigration (SOMEBODY has to lead them!)
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of the Senate's most outspoken conservatives, is stepping into the middle of House Republican politics yet again.
Cruz held court in his office with about a dozen of the House's most ardent conservatives Wednesday night, according to news reports. On the agenda: ways to limit the president's future authority on executive immigration decisions.
While the House and Senate already far apart on how to handle the arrival of more than 60,000 children at the southern border, Cruz's demands only widen that gap. He introduced legislation in the Senate earlier this month that would bar the administration from using taxpayer funds to expand theDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provided deportation relief for certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Cruz and many other Republicans have pointed to that program as a source of the spike in children, who they come to the U.S. believing they will be allowed to say.
His bill would also prevent the administration from "continuing to lawlessly grant amnesty and work permits to new immigrants to enter the country illegally," according to his office.
Cruz had expressed disappointment that the House's proposal to authorize an additional $659 billion for the cash-strapped agencies dealing with the crisis.
"Because of President Obama's amnesty, children are being abused and exploited by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs. We must put an end to any expansion of this amnesty that puts countless numbers of vulnerable individuals, both immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, at risk," he said. "Congress cannot hope to solve this problem without addressing the fundamental cause of it."
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TC for Speaker.
This guy needs a $50 check from every one of us.
Good for him
Jeff Sessions is the real leader on this. Cruz has come onboard.
My apologies to America for John Cornyn
Only Cruz is providing leadership.
Ted Cruz is not “steering” House conservatives, he is conferring with them.
“Cruz had expressed disappointment that the House’s proposal to authorize an additional $659 billion for the cash-strapped agencies dealing with the crisis.”
I know, it’s SEEBS.
Sessions for Speaker!!! Cruz for POTUS!!
Cornyn's far from optimal, but I'd take him over the Virginia Kneepad Twins, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
For Ted Cruz, it was my first vote since the 84' Presidential election where I actually voted FOR someone versus against someone. In November, Cornyn will be up against a typical radical democRAT trying to win the Senate seat. Also, my Congressman, John Carter has turned out to be a disappointment. In both cases, I will hold my nose and vote against their opponents.
I can—and will do that! Good suggestion!