From: tedcruz.org, released Nov 13, 2015
Here’s the link to Ted Cruz’s Immigration Plan
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.