Ted Cruz releases his immigration plan (in detail)

From: tedcruz.org,  released Nov 13, 2015

Here’s the link to Ted Cruz’s Immigration Plan

Ted Cruz Volks

This is a supporter’s vehicle, NOT the official Cruz campaign bus.

I just finished reading Ted Cruz’s plan for fixing our immigration problems. I was especially concerned about his earlier stance on H-1B visas that I didn’t like and that’s covered fully in the plan. It is fairly voluminous and covers just about everything that was a question in my mind – except what’s going to happen to the (oft-quoted) 11 million illegals already here.

As was discussed in CW’s excellent post yesterday, it’s ludicrous to think that the 11 million are going to be: 1) identified and located, 2) legally apprehended, 3) packaged up with their belongings, and 4) shipped off to “someplace” en masse. That, regardless of what The Donald says, ain’t gonna happen in any reasonably short period of time. Ted does say that he wants to prevent them from receiving financial benefits and if that happens, many will self-deport. He is also promoting E-Verify and wants to partner with the states – instead of fighting them – in preventing new illegal entry. He also wants to encourage legislation to eliminate birthright citizenship and will support all efforts to do so.

He goes into some detail about securing the Southern border and allocating resources to complete the already authorized wall and augment it with additional Border Patrol agents and the technology necessary to help them keep it secure. He will end “catch and release” and increase permanent detention capacity to hold those in the process of being deported. Obama had (purposely) minimized that space so detainees couldn’t be housed and had to be released.

He covers Sanctuary Cities (cut federal funds to them), says he’ll sign Kate’s Law, and will go after those who are overstaying their visas. He says he’ll suspend H-1B visas until information is gathered regarding the abuse by those companies who have been in the news for forcing terminated citizen employees to train their H-1B replacements. Most of his discussion in this area concerns making sure that American workers are given preference and employers who “game” the system to hire cheaper foreign workers are punished. That was one of the concerns that I had – that he had said that he wanted to triple the number of H-1B visas allowable. I actually sent an email to his campaign with questions about that, but haven’t heard anything from them.

I’ve only touched on a few high points here. If you’re genuinely interested in becoming knowledgeable about which presidential candidate you’ll support, you owe it to yourself to check out Cruz’s immigration plans.

For me, I liked what I saw so much that I sent him another check.




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15 Responses to Ted Cruz releases his immigration plan (in detail)

  1. Hardnox says:

    E-Verify is the key. If enforced with real penalties to employers the job market will evaporate and the illegals will self deport. Ditto with ending birthright citizenship for illegals and those passing through.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Right Nox and for the life of me, I can’t think of a single reason for NOT using E-Verify – EXCEPT if you WANT illegals to flood into the country. And, pretty much the same thing with birthright citizenship.

      • Hardnox says:

        The fine per occurrence is only $25. The law hasn’t been enforced in 10 years. WTF!

        Make the fine $250 for the first, and $2500 for repeat offenses, and jail time for those totally daft and major offenders then the illegals go away.

        Even if it were enforced today it’s too cheap. It means nothing.

        • Garnet92 says:

          But it wouldn’t matter anyway. Only 5 states require E-Verify to be used by ALL employers. Another 11 only require it for state agencies and public employers and contractors. The other states’ laws are muddled except for Illinois and California who have rescinded their E-Verify laws and don’t require anyone to use it.

          Apparently, since immigration is a federal responsibility, we’re gonna need federal legislation to force the states to use it.

          Being a state’s rights proponent normally, I prefer to let the states do things rather than use federal legislation, but we can’t leave it up to California and Illinois to voluntarily use it, we’ll have to force them.

          • Hardnox says:

            Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was a nationwide requirement instituted by the feds. In other words… beyond bullshit. More kabuki theater.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Btw, is that your car?

  3. Uriel says:

    Thanks for link Garnet. I will. It certainly is not reasonable to remove that many enmasse however IF the immigration and DHS Had been doing their constitutional job NOT O’s this would not have happened.

    • Garnet92 says:

      As I said, I was pretty impressed at his level of detail and how he proposes to attack the problems that currently exist. I haven’t seen anything better yet.

  4. vonmesser says:

    1. Cut off ALL money for illegals of any sort.
    2. When they come in to demand “their benefits” take them to the nearest USAF Base.
    3, When a planeload is collected, fly them south (or east, or west) to their home countrries.
    No special force needed to round them up.
    Ditto for those who are arrested, or being released from jal/prison

  5. Kathy says:

    Thanks for plowing through that extremely lengthy plan and hitting the highlights for us, Garnet. Basically what he’s saying is enforce the law and finish the border as was promised to the people.

    Simply making the DHS and other agencies do their jobs and stopping the money flow will go a long way toward fixing the problem. In other words, do what O should have been doing all along, but chose to subvert the law instead.

    We owe them nothing and we don’t need to include care packages for them in any immigration plan.

    • Garnet92 says:

      You’re welcome Kathy. One thing that reading Cruz’s plan points out is how awful Obama’s actions have been. A rhetorical question: if he were tasked with destroying the United States, what would Obama have done differently? I submit, damn little.

  6. tannngl says:

    Good post, Garnet.

    Didn’t Ted say he would deport them during that last debate? How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

    But first of course, as everyone here has said…CUT OFF FUNDS TO PEOPLE HERE ILLEGALLY! That would about do it. Many would leave. Fewer would come.

    Illegals should be found and deported. Eisenhower did this. He deported several million illegals in ‘operation wetback’ in 1954. It just takes courage of principals and political courage as well. And a plan. And time. With deportation of millions, there were millions who left on their own, knowing they would be caught in the net, they left on their own.

    BTW, Lyndon Johnson was in congress then and believed strongly in ‘open borders’!

    Every time someone says we can’t do it, we lose the will to actually do it.
    The law is the law. Do we allow murderers to go free since they are cold cases?

    • Garnet92 says:

      I remember a sign on the wall of a company classroom that said, “he who says it can’t be done is often interrupted by someone doing it.”

      You’re right, once you give up, you’re done. How many things have been accomplished even though many had said that “it can’t be done.” Of course, it CAN be done, all it takes is determination. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.