The Junior Canadian Senator is actually trying to re-write history and claim he is strong on immigration issues.
“I like Donald Trump, I respect him personally, and in this campaign he’s talked a lot about illegal immigration and amnesty,” Cruz told the crowd. Going on to detail the 2013 immigration reform battle in Congress — legislation he opposed — Cruz continued, “We were on the verge of losing this fight, and 12 million people here illegally would be granted amnesty. And yet when that fight was being fought, Donald was nowhere to be found.” (link)
An incredulous claim coming from a Senator who took office a mere two years ago, while still holding Canadian citizenship, and who has failed to win a single battle on any legislation, including immigration.
The Senate Gang of Eight “amnesty” bill passed during Senator Cruz’s first year, 2013. (Cruz was still a Canadian at the time) It was only the 2014 defeat of Eric Cantor that stopped it.
However, contrary to Cruz’s lies, the truth is – long before the Canadian citizen began campaigning for the senate, Donald Trump held a consistently tough position on immigration. EXAMPLE 2010:
And during Canadian Ted Cruz’s first year in the Senate 2013: Trump Warns the GOP Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Suicide:
As Republican lawmakers attempt to determine a plan for immigration reform that jibes with both conservatives and members of the Latino community, Donald Trump, the real estate magnate and reality television host, has another message for the GOP: Immigration reform, he argues, basically amounts to a “suicide mission” for the party.
Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., argued this morning that the “11 million illegals, even if given the right to vote – you know you’re going to have to do what’s right – but the fact is 11 million people will be voting Democrat.” (link)
This message is evident in Trump’s continual social media expressions about this same issue:
A position Donald Trump has continually stated. (Via Huffington Post w/ Video)
[…] Trump cited border security as another reason Republicans shouldn’t consider immigration reform.
“The border’s not secure — we don’t have secure borders anywhere — the borders are secure from Europe,” Trump said. “I mean, the fact is if you want to come in from Europe and if you want to become a citizen and you’re not here illegally and you go through the paperwork and the filing, you can’t get in.” (link)
It would appear the junior Canadian senator continues to struggle with the truth.
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