Last updated on: 10/19/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Ted Cruz, JD Biography

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

“[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 washingtonpost.com

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
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1995
  • AB, cum laude, Public Policy, Princeton University, 1992
Other:
  • 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?