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;In fact he won't even talk about what he would do with the illegals...says "first we have to secure the border" then we will have a dialog about what to do with those left in the US.  Why is it so hard to say-- Once ILLEGAL always ILLEGAL.  He even will NOT rule out a path to citizenship for one simple reason -- his donors who will pull his strings WANT the illegals to stay--cheap labor-- and want MORE H1B visas while 96,000,000 Americans are out of the work force.

Cruz is for illegal first and American Workers last. Need any more proof that he has divided loyalties even before he takes office?


Ted Cruz refuses to take legal status for undocumented immigrants off the table

11/29/15 07:02 PM—UPDATED 11/29/15 07:35 PM

By Vaughn Hillyard   MSNBC

Newton, Iowa— Ted Cruz on Sunday refused to address how he would handle the millions of undocumented immigrants already living in the country, despite hammering Marco Rubio this weekend for previously supporting a path to citizenship. Cruz refused to take off the table his own support of a potential path to legal status despite his cries against “amnesty.”

“Let’s demonstrate we can stop illegal immigration, we can protect our national security interests, we can protect our law enforcement interests,” Cruz said after a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. “Then once that’s done, we can have a conversation at that point about whatever people remain here illegally.”

Cruz has insisted the border must be secured before addressing proposals of how to deal with the millions of undocumented immigrants still living in the United States.

One week ago in Harlan, Iowa, when asked about the proposition of legal status being on the table, Cruz said, “We can have that conversation with the American people once we’ve secured the border.”

Cruz adamantly rejects what he calls “amnesty” pushed by Rubio as part of the bill passed by the Senate in 2013 that would have opened up a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants in the country.

RELATED: Cruz accuses Rubio of false attacks to mislead voters

He compared the Senate’s bill to the 1989 immigration reform passed by Congress and signed by President Ronald Reagan that ultimately granted a pathway to legalization while also promising stronger enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Congress and the Rubio-Schumer “Gang of 8” bill proposed the exact same deal,” Cruz said on Sunday. “We’ll grant amnesty this time to 12 million in exchange for some day maybe securing the border in the future.”

But questions over Cruz’s own position on how to deal with the undocumented immigrant population became a sticking point in the Cruz-Rubio feud in mid-November -– as the two freshman senators continue to rise in recent polling to be the GOP’s presidential nominee.

Amid Cruz’s strong critiques of Rubio’s previous immigration stances, Rubio blasted back at Cruz during a press conference in South Carolina two weeks ago: “Ted is a supporter of legalizing people that are in this country illegally.”

The Rubio campaign pointed to an amendment proposed by Cruz in 2013 that would have barred the granting of citizenship to undocumented immigrants but, instead, allowed them to receive work permits and stay in the country legally.

Alex Conant, spokesman for Rubio’s campaign, pointed to Cruzs past support for a path to legal status and told NBC News on Sunday, “If Senator Cruz is changing his positions, then he should say so.”

On Sunday, Cruz was asked by NBC News twice on whether he would take legal status off the table in immigration talks.

“The focus of the press and the focus of the Democrats is always on those people who are currently here illegally,” Cruz responded. “So my view is, first, we secure the border. We don’t have to secure every aspect of immigration all at once.”

MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin contributed to this report. 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ted-cruz-refuses-take-legal-status-undoc...

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Tell Linda Brickman, she is a HUGE fan and will not listen to anything factual about Cruz, including his ineligibility.  Very sad...

Linda is Cruz' AZ State Rep so she is not going to listen  to anything negative about him.  This is the problem with many who don't really understand the Constitutional requirement for the POTUS to be a natural born citizen.  There is more than enough evidence out there of the exact definition of NBC that there is no reason  it should even be a discussion at this point.  But, the establishment is totally behind Cruz and Rubio and they don't give a damn about the Constitution.

The issue here is that Cruz will not commit to enforcing our immigration laws. THAT alone should give anyone pause because he is making second class citizens out of Americans.  Is that Presidential??  Not to me!!  If he will not state that our existing laws should be enforced he will be another Obama, Bush, Clinton, GHW Bush......    

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