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Ted Cruz, JD Biography

US Senator (R-TX)
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“[T]here are far too many in the Washington cartel that support amnesty…

I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer’s gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate.”

Statement at a Republican Presidential Candidate debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 6, 2015, transcript available at

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (R-TX), Jan. 3, 2013-present
  • Presidential candidate, 2016
  • 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
  • Partner, Cooper, Carvin, & Rosenthal (now Cooper & Kirk, LLC), 1997-1998
  • Law Clerk, William Rehnquist, US Supreme Court, 1996
  • Law Clerk, J. Michael Luttig, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995
  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1995
  • AB, cum laude, Public Policy, Princeton University, 1992
  • Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Dec. 22, 1970
  • Full name is Rafael Edward Cruz
  • Married to Heidi Cruz with whom he has two daughters, Caroline and Catherine
  • Twitter handle: @SenTedCruz
Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?
  2. Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?
  3. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?