Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally."
"U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Statement on Immigration Reform Proposal," Ted Cruz Senate website, Jan. 28, 2013
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Presidential candidate, 2016
US Senator (R-TX), Jan. 3, 2013-present
Lawyer, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP, 2008-2013
Solicitor General, Texas, Jan. 9, 2003-May 12, 2008
Director of Policy Planning, US Federal Trade Commission, July 2001-Jan. 2003
Associate Deputy Attorney General, US Justice Department, Jan. 2001-June 2001
Domestic Policy Advisor, George W. Bush presidential campaign, 1999-2001