Will Ted Cruz deport illegals before they commit crimes?
In a an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz advocated for more of the same when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigrants. His half-measures, under previous administrations, have yielded little more than "share the wealth" socialism and dead Americans.
... We don’t have any system that knocks on the door of every person in America. That is not how the American law enforcement system works. We don’t have people going door to door looking for murders. We don’t live in a police state. We have law enforcement. How do we catch people? We catch them through things like e-verify. We catch them through things like the criminal law enforcement system.
So is Ted Cruz going to tell the Remembrance Project families who lost sons, daughters, wives, and husbands at the hands of illegals that he would have deported those illegals only after they had murdered their loved ones?
The Remembrance Project was created in 2009 to honor and remember Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens. The victims' relatives know more than anybody else how easy it is for a candidate to reject forced deportation of illegals when his family members are not the ones doing the dying.
When Cruz told Tapper, "If I am elected president, I will enforce the law[.] ... [I]f we apprehend an individual who is here illegally, we will deport them," I doubt that will be much comfort to those Americans illegals will kill, maim, or rape before they are sent back home.
Senator Cruz does not seem willing to deport illegals who are already breaking the law until after they "break the law."
Cruz also said he advocates for a "strong E-Verify system" and a" biometric system for visas so we know the instant someone overstays their visa. Forty percent of illegal immigration is visa overstays."
Cruz sounds like open-borders, pro-amnesty socialist Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.).
During a hearing on February 27, 2013, Gutierrez announced the same solution, saying, "Comprehensive immigration reform – we can’t do it without E-Verify."
A couple of years before the hearing, as part of his radical 2009 amnesty bill H.R. 4321, the Illinois congressman outlined an entry-and-exit system to track who enters on a temporary visa and whether they leave when the visa expires. The legislation also proposed scrapping E-Verify for what Gutierrez later championed as“a biometric verification system.”
In 2010, Gutierrez faced off with Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) on the subject.
Here's the problem... The fact is that 40 percent of the undocumented workers in this country didn't cross that border. They came here legally to the United States. They came on a tourist visa. They came on a student visa. They came on a temporary worker visa, and they overstayed their visa.
Unbelievable as it appears, Cruz and Gutierrez seem to be on the same page, using the same exact talking points. The presidential candidate has offered nothing new in the fight against criminals – i.e. illegal aliens – pouring into the United States.
Besides securing the border, and enforcing the immigration laws already in existence, will Senator Cruz, as president, use ICE to deport all immigrants here illegally before any one of them commits a crime against innocent Americans? Or is mass deportation off the table? The tens of thousands of victims and their grief-stricken families deserve a straightforward answer.