Skip to comments.Cruz Sums Up His Views on Immigration in Four Words: ‘Legal, Good. Illegal, Bad.’
Posted on 08/21/2018 10:45:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
During a campaign stop Saturday in Corpus Christi TX, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told the crowd of voters that he has a fairly basic view when it comes to the issue of immigration.
You know, I have many times summed up my views on immigration in four words: Legal, good. Illegal, bad, Cruz said.
In reference to the upcoming midterm elections, Cruz added that This election is about jobs, its about securing our border, and its about protecting our constitutional rights.
Cruz told reporters that he believes the election between himself and his opponent, Congressman Beto ORourke (D-TX) will be based on one thing.
This election is a fundamental choice and I believe its going to come down to turnout, he said.
ORourke, who posted video of himself skateboarding in the parking lot of a Whataburger restaurant Sunday, said he feels an intensity when it comes to the data the polls are putting out.
Everywhere we go, theres just an intensity the numbers feel good. The energy feels good. And again, if those polls are to be believed, were within contention.
However, Cruz told NPR that ORourke has moved to the hard left and that he hopes to energize them enough that they show up and vote.
And I think hes gambling on there are enough people on the left for whom defeating and destroying Donald Trump is their No. 1 issue, that hes hoping thats his path to victory. I dont see that in the state of Texas. In Texas, there are a whole lot more conservatives than liberals, Cruz said.
In regard to the immigration issue, ORourke said he wants Texans to live out their values by allowing DREAMers to become citizens.
I think the this state, the most diverse state in the country, should lead on immigration. Free DREAMers from the fear of deportation, but make them citizens today so they can contribute to their full potential. That is not a partisan value, thats our Texan identity and we should lead with it.
We can either be governed by fear, fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us, ORourke said, adding And thats America at its best.
He also touted his grassroots campaign by saying he is not running against anyone, were not running against anything. This is Republicans, Democrats, independents alike, coming together without the help of corporations or special interests, or political action committees, to do the work of this country.
However, Cruz referenced a major difference between himself and ORourke, stating In the Senate race, there is no political race in the country with a starker divide between the two candidates. My opponent, Congressman Beto ORourke, is not doing what Democrats usually do in the general election. Hes not pretending to go to the middle, hes not pretending to be moderate, the senator concluded.
Does he extend this to "legal Population Replacement good"?
The ‘blood and honor’ laws were legal in Germany.
H1-B is legal. It’s just generational theft, but its legal.
No, legal is not always good.
In the 225 years of slavery, about 400,000 came into America. That has turned into todays US black population of around 40 million. Bush and Obama each brought in around 850,000 each. With that size of a start, done in 15 years, imagine 100 years out.
All legal. All like America has swallowed poison.
But we do need to cut legal immigration too!
I think you are reading to much into it. He’s making a clear and succinct point in four words. I, for one, know what he’s saying. It’s actually kind of brilliant. Whenever you can communicate a lot, but with very few words, it is a win.
Pulling Ted’s leg in jest.
There is little Sen. Cruz has to say in only 4 words. We’ve heard him speak before, many times.
Keep working hard, Senator. We voters in Texas want you to succeed in winning this race. When won, remember who put you in that chair: PRESIDENT TRUMP VOTERS! We’re much more magnanimous than you could ever hope to be.
The Democrat Party was/is evil for sure and they may want to rob me thru onerous taxation and forced socialism but the Republicans/GOPe may be worse; they want to put me out of business, disappear me, and replace me with a third worlder from India or elsewhere.
Legal not good right now Cruz...We need to severely limit “legal” chain immigration. A 5 year immigration moratorium providing strict limits including stricter limits on immigration from questionable countries should have been enacted years ago. Unfortunately states like CA are too stupid to figure out they haven’t enough water, housing, energy, road capacity etc, for the people they already have.
Free Traitors and globalists are burden to the party.
And this is one of the reasons this Cruz characture didn’t become president.
Look what the leftist do. In CA with a wave of the Democrat magic wand, everyone is suddenly legal, given driver’s licenses, all the other privileges and on and on.
Legal ain’t so great either, unless the immigrant brings capital, education, training, or talent with him.
So did Ted also vote on the Trump backstabbing motion to affirm that the press is not the enemy of the US?
Legal Chain immigration = Worse.
15 Million Legal immigrants came in as seniors, all collecting social security, never contributed FICA tax. My own relative among them (not sponsored by me).
More Millions of legal immigrants admitted without any test of skills, wealth or even English language. Most are feeding at the welfare trough.
The LEGAL immigrant admitted under chain migration from a former USSR satellite was the terrorist in NY and he sponsored 22 more legal immigrants.
I live in one of the most reliable red counties in TX. There are B*to signs everywhere. Cr*z needs to step things up.
I’m still a Cruz fan.
Cruz knows he is in trouble, but he seems unsure of what he can do about it.
Yes, you’re on the right track there.
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