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Ted Cruz Opposes Trump Amnesty Plan

Speaking for many if not most grassroots conservatives Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX), told reporters at the Capitol that amnesty is the wrong route to take. “I do not believe we should be granting a path to citizenship to anybody here illegally,” Cruz said. “Doing so is inconsistent with the promises we made to the men and women who elected us.”

Cruz did not mention Trump by name, but there is no doubt that he was voicing the concern shared by many of Ted Cruzthe men and women who supported Trump in the last presidential election, observed conservative writer Steve Byas.

However, Senator Cruz has been a leader on this issue before.

The last time an amnesty bill was proposed it seemed like Senator Cruz and then-Senator Jeff Session of Alabama were the only two people on Capitol Hill who understand Obama’s game on illegal immigration, because after you add Representatives Louie Gohmert of Texas and Steve King of Iowa, the list of those in Congress who were willing to take on President Obama and stand for American sovereignty and the rule of law got pretty thin.

The last time amnesty was before Congress we had an exclusive poll that revealed just how deeply grassroots conservatives oppose amnesty and how it impacts their perception of Congress.

With regard to congressional action on amnesty, 71 percent said “Congress should stop Obama’s granting of amnesty to illegal immigrants by passing a law that prevents the administration from using taxpayer money to implement the executive order,” with 59 percent saying they strongly agreed with the statement.

The poll showed a strong distrust of the Capitol Hill Republican establishment leaders, especially on amnesty.

Some 49 percent of Republicans said that “Republican leaders in Congress really support immigration amnesty because they are beholden to corporate special interests and big campaign donors,” with 18 percent undecided.

The poll also found that Republican voters are deeply skeptical of how Washington works, even with Republicans now holding the majority in both Houses of Congress, with 71 percent saying, “People like me don’t really have much say about how the government works.”

Moreover, an astounding 91 percent said, “Political leaders are more interested in protecting their power and privilege than doing what is right for the American people.”

This populist trend among Republican voters was further evidenced by the overwhelming 89 percent who said, “The power of ordinary people to control our country is getting weaker every day, as political leaders on both sides fight to protect their own power and privilege, at the expense of the nation’s well-being.”

We see no evidence any of these attitudes have changed.

All you must do is view this video of a group of so-called DREAMERS in action or this one of so-called DREAMERS saying F-ck Senator Thom Tillis or those outside Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer’s house to understand the outcome of adding these Far-Left activists to the base of the Democratic Party.

Republicans on Capitol Hill must finally get smart and understand that the current level of immigration, even without amnesty, will add nearly 15 million new potential voters by 2036, a large share of whom will favor the Left. Add to that amnesty for 1.8 million mostly Mexican and Central American DACA beneficiaries and you have a formula that will make Republicans a permanent minority party and limited government constitutional conservatism a soon-to-be extinct philosophy of government.

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy there should be no path to citizenship for illegal aliens, and that if Republicans must do an immigration reform bill, the only game in town is the Securing America's Future Act (H.R. 4760) sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and that H.R. 4760 sets a FLOOR for immigration policy below which no legislation should go.

*Click this link for the top line results of the poll. The poll was conducted by Pat Caddell and EMC Research, and was commissioned by the People’s Poll. The EMC Research survey polled 602 Republican voters and independents who lean Republican and voted Republican in 2014; the margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. The poll was conducted from December 26 to 30, 2014.

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DACA as a whole likes to think they are a special case, they don't blame their parents for crossing the border illegally to become possible voters and cheap labor, this sold their children into limbo and a unsure future....Now we can offer them a plan to US citizenship if they want to co-operate.....Why not try this, those who have resided here for the last 18+ years could apply for citizenship, get in line, take the test and earn the right to legal citizenship...Vetting and a clean record would be a qualifier and they have the right to refuse, thus becoming eligible for deportation.....We could be proud of them for standing up and becoming what their parents never citizens.....


president trump should have kept up the fight against schumer's obstruction.
president trump could have used the State of the Union to point out that something may have to be done with the so called dreamers who are illegal aliens but his proposal is a bridge too far.
president trump could have asked a very simple question to the American citizens; do the Americans in the minority community not have dreams? Should the dreams of those illegal aliens come before the dreams of the American citizens. It appears as though the progressive socialist democrats believe the illegal aliens come before American citizens.
president trump could also have asked the progressive socialist democrats the following question; when you ran for your office and were elected just who did you get elected to represent the illegal alien invaders or those American citizens who have dreams of success in their own country.
I am not sure where this will end up but right now Senator Cruz has the correct position and president trump has turned his back on his campaign promises. It will take a lot for president trump to turn this around if he even can or understands this is not about taking the heat but fulfilling your promises and protecting this country now and in the future.