Who is tougher on border security, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz?

When it comes to Jeb Bush, we know where he stands on border security. If the border were a bedroom, Bush would disrobe, get under the covers, close his eyes and smile, and wait for an act of love.

Of the two other major candidates, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who is tougher on border security?

Ted Cruz believes we should triple the size of the border patrol and complete a double layer border fence -- an actual, physical border fence, not an "electronic barrier" or other liberal-speak names for illegal alien TV monitors that does nothing to deter crossing.

However, while he is against citizenship for illegals, he seems to be against deportation of illegal aliens.

Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

“The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

If these people are allowed to remain here, does Cruz seriously believe that some liberal judge or future president (if not him) will not grant them citizenship sooner or later?

Cruz also wants to increase legal immigration:

Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

I much prefer legal immigration to illegal immigration, but at a time when our society is struggling to assimilate the new population we have, is this really the time for more immigrants? Do we really need more immigrants from Mexico when the overwhelming plurality of illegals are already from there?

Cruz also erroneously believes that birthright citizenship cannot be changed without an amendment to the Constitution, which, as people like Mark Levin have shown, is not so; it can be done with an act of Congress.

In short, Cruz seems to want to physically secure the border, which is good, and wants to deny citizenship to illegals, which is also good, but doesn't seem to want to deal with the ones already here.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, seems to want to do more. Unlike Cruz, he wants to deport all the illegal aliens. He also believes we can end birthright citizenship with an act of Congress, which he recommends.

So Donald Trump seems to be far tougher on border security than Ted Cruz. The only problem? These are Donald Trump's positions from the past two weeks. Only a month ago he was saying that "good" illegal aliens could stay. Only a few years ago he was calling for amnesty. Today he actually called to create a way to expedite the good ones to come back in, which is ambiguous, to say the least.

With such an inconsistent record there is no way to know if Trump will keep his word if elected. If he has only espoused these positions for two weeks, and before that had different opinions, how can we trust what he will do as President?

That's why on border security I reluctantly hand the toughness title to Ted Cruz. I don't like that he hasn't talked about deportation, and I am frustrated a fellow Harvard Law grad doesn't see that the 14th amendment doesn't prohibit an act of Congress keeping illegal children from becoming citizens. But he is much better than the other candidates, has a history of supporting the same positions, and if we elect him, we can be somewhat surer of what he will do than if Trump is elected.

But I can also see the perspective of Trump supporters. He is the only candidate calling for even tougher measures. If you truly believe what he's saying, then you have reason to support him as well. I am just not sure how you get comfortable with the fact that he has only supported these measures for less than two weeks.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

When it comes to Jeb Bush, we know where he stands on border security. If the border were a bedroom, Bush would disrobe, get under the covers, close his eyes and smile, and wait for an act of love.

Of the two other major candidates, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who is tougher on border security?

Ted Cruz believes we should triple the size of the border patrol and complete a double layer border fence -- an actual, physical border fence, not an "electronic barrier" or other liberal-speak names for illegal alien TV monitors that does nothing to deter crossing.

However, while he is against citizenship for illegals, he seems to be against deportation of illegal aliens.

Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

“The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

If these people are allowed to remain here, does Cruz seriously believe that some liberal judge or future president (if not him) will not grant them citizenship sooner or later?

Cruz also wants to increase legal immigration:

Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

I much prefer legal immigration to illegal immigration, but at a time when our society is struggling to assimilate the new population we have, is this really the time for more immigrants? Do we really need more immigrants from Mexico when the overwhelming plurality of illegals are already from there?

Cruz also erroneously believes that birthright citizenship cannot be changed without an amendment to the Constitution, which, as people like Mark Levin have shown, is not so; it can be done with an act of Congress.

In short, Cruz seems to want to physically secure the border, which is good, and wants to deny citizenship to illegals, which is also good, but doesn't seem to want to deal with the ones already here.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, seems to want to do more. Unlike Cruz, he wants to deport all the illegal aliens. He also believes we can end birthright citizenship with an act of Congress, which he recommends.

So Donald Trump seems to be far tougher on border security than Ted Cruz. The only problem? These are Donald Trump's positions from the past two weeks. Only a month ago he was saying that "good" illegal aliens could stay. Only a few years ago he was calling for amnesty. Today he actually called to create a way to expedite the good ones to come back in, which is ambiguous, to say the least.

With such an inconsistent record there is no way to know if Trump will keep his word if elected. If he has only espoused these positions for two weeks, and before that had different opinions, how can we trust what he will do as President?

That's why on border security I reluctantly hand the toughness title to Ted Cruz. I don't like that he hasn't talked about deportation, and I am frustrated a fellow Harvard Law grad doesn't see that the 14th amendment doesn't prohibit an act of Congress keeping illegal children from becoming citizens. But he is much better than the other candidates, has a history of supporting the same positions, and if we elect him, we can be somewhat surer of what he will do than if Trump is elected.

But I can also see the perspective of Trump supporters. He is the only candidate calling for even tougher measures. If you truly believe what he's saying, then you have reason to support him as well. I am just not sure how you get comfortable with the fact that he has only supported these measures for less than two weeks.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.