Illegal aliens are not immigrants. Let’s start with that fact. Senator Ted Cruz responded to Jeb Bush’s comment that illegal aliens are not felons in America, by saying, yes we are a nation of immigrants but the “rule of law matters,” then he spoke of the “heartbreaking” conditions of “women and children left abandoned in the desert.” See the video below.
When I heard Jeb Bush say that illegal immigrants are not felons (and I’m researching who wrote the law in that particular way), how does it happen that overstaying a visa, or border-creeping, is not a felony? The second thought was, no foreigner is an “immigrate” until they have legally immigrated — until we tell them they may “immigrate.”
If Ted Cruz means what he says about “rule of law,” I will expect nothing less of him than to stand firmly for a secured border before giving a nod to any other plan for illegal aliens.
“If you come down to Texas, and you see the conditions where you see photographs that are heartbreaking of bodies, of women and children left abandoned in the desert,” Cruz said. “Because they entrust themselves to transnational global criminal cartels who smuggle them in, who assault them, who leave them to die. This is not a humane system and we need to solve the problem.” Source: Politico
There cannot be one mother in Mexico who doesn’t know of abandoned, dead or raped citizens of their own country being left behind. I hear of the stories of heartbreaking women, children and men raped by illegals every day, and I see photos of dead Americans, victims of illegal aliens. Every American victim of an illegal alien, is one crime we could have prevented, 98 percent. It is inexcusable that we do not.
The Department of Homeland Security just released 68,000 criminal felons into U.S. cities and towns, rather than deport them. Routinely, those cities and towns receive no warning:
For instance, traffic violations like Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or even vehicular manslaughter do not count toward this description of “criminal alien.” As for the definition of “alien,” ICE mostly means illegal aliens, though some are legal aliens when they are considered deportable legal aliens—which is possible for legal immigrants who have committed a serious crime, like a felony…Read the story here.
Senator Cruz is at the top of my list of choices for 2016, but I don’t trust anyone until that trust has been earned. When we speak, we must speak clearly, with no wiggle room:
On January 30, The Hill reported that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted his Republican colleagues in the House for crafting an immigration plan that he denounced as “amnesty.”
“I think it would be a mistake if House Republicans were to support amnesty for those here illegally,” he said when asked about a proposal to be included in the House Republicans’ immigration principles statement.
“In my view we need to secure the borders, we need to stop illegal immigration,” Cruz said during a Bloomberg News breakfast. “And we need to improve and streamline legal immigration.” Source: New American
In my jaded state-of-mind, I hear the Senate saying, but we are not offering “amnesty.” That has been the argument. I hope Senator Cruz will make it clear that by lawful definition, not Senate-speak, the Senate bill is “amnesty,” and any status given other than “illegal,” before borders are secured, is “amnesty.” The Senate and House can do all the planning they want behind closed doors, until the border is secured, then bring the plan to give a conditional green card, not citizenship — no path to citizenship — ever, to those with families who have been here for a specified period of time, and deny any relative to enter on their coattails, other than a spouse or minor child. Period. We should not ever reward illegals with citizenship.
The candidate who clearly defines himself/herself to be the candidate to make that happen, will capture the hearts of the American people, including many Democrats.
Let us celebrate the security of our Homeland and make a clear distinction between celebrating immigrants and celebrating illegal aliens, whatever their nationalities. Senator Cruz has a strong focus on the law. I think I’ll despair if he abandons that position.