Ted Cruz releases immigration plan: Suspend issuance of H-1B visas for six months, halt legal immigration if unemployment is high

posted at 6:01 pm on November 13, 2015 by Allahpundit

I can’t possibly summarize the whole thing, as there’s lots of detail. You should read it yourself, with the promise that you’ll find plenty to like. Border wall? Check. Biometric screening system at points of entry? Check. An end to sanctuary cities? Checkity check. Criminalizing visa overstays? Yep, that too. Strengthening E-Verify? Oh yeah. Nary an enforcement mechanism is left unmentioned.

But it’s not the provisions on illegal immigration that people are buzzing about on social media. It’s what Cruz has to say about legal immigration. Isn’t he the guy who called for vastly expanding the cap on H-1B visas two years ago, when the Gang of Eight bill was in the works? The Gang settled on 180,000 per year; Cruz had asked for 325,000. But that got him in trouble with some border hawks, who complain that too often H-1B visas operate as a vehicle for corporations to dump higher-paid American workers and replace them with cheaper foreign labor. That was a dilemma for Cruz, who’s always tempered his criticism of illegal immigration with enthusiasm for legal immigration. What would he do about H-1B visas as a candidate?

That question has now been answered:

Suspend the issuance of all H-1B visas for 180 days to complete a comprehensive investigation and audit of pervasive allegations of abuse of the program: Initiate an immediate 180-day investigation and audit of the H-1B visa program and enact fundamental reforms of this program to ensure that it protects American workers. In recent months, more and more reports have become public of companies replacing American workers with cheaper foreign workers, contrary to the stated intent of the H-1B visa program. This will stop, and the H1-B program will be suspended until we can be certain that the program is no longer being abused.

That’s not all. He also wants, among other things, more rigorous standards for applying for the visas — requiring foreign applicants to hold advanced degrees, for starters, enforcing stricter accreditation requirements for those degrees, and mandating a “cool off” period for companies that have laid off an American worker before they can access the H-1B system. The 180-day suspension feels like a concession to righties without clearly backing off his earlier effort to raise the cap: He’s not going to limit legal immigration but he will make sure that it meets organic demand among businesses, not demand manufactured by firing Americans. It’s a compromise.

Actually, wait, hold that thought. Maybe he is going to limit legal immigration:

Halt any increases in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high. The purpose of legal immigration should be to grow the economy, not to displace American workers. Under no circumstances should legal immigration levels be adjusted upwards so long as work-force participation rates remain below historical averages.

Is that the same Ted Cruz who said this to the Washington Examiner back in April after Scott Walker started talking about adjusting legal immigration caps in response to downturns in wages for U.S. workers?

“There is considerable bipartisan agreement outside of Washington that we need to improve and streamline legal immigration so that we can remain a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants,” Cruz said in an interview with the Washington Examiner during a brief campaign swing through Las Vegas.

“I think it is a mistake for any politician to on the one hand embrace amnesty, embrace a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally, and on the other hand seek to restrict or punish legal immigrants,” Cruz continued. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba. [President Ronald] Reagan referred to legal immigrants as Americans by choice and there is no stronger advocate of legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am.”

“I think the right approach is to secure the border, follow the rule of law and embrace and improve legal immigration,” Cruz said.

He emphasized the distinction between embracing legal immigration and opposing illegal immigration as recently as three days ago at the Republican debate. It’s always been key to Cruz’s pitch. He wants to run on his bio in the general election as the son of immigrants, who made good on the American dream, and he knows Democrats will come after him hard as not wanting to extend that dream to others. That’s why he’s always been careful to extol the glories of legal immigration. Now, suddenly, he’s cooling off. Hard to believe that’s not a quick reaction to Rubio accusing him of having essentially the same stance on immigration. Cruz is searching here for a way to accentuate the differences, knowing that he’s in trouble if Trump voters decide that Rubio’s right about their similarities. This is one way to do it, I guess. In fact, there’s another (smaller) flip-flop on that point: Although Cruz has consistently said in the past that we should get rid of birthright citizenship for illegals, he’s also said that that can’t be done by simple legislation. The Fourteenth Amendment protects birthright citizenship for all; if we’re going to change it, we’ll need an amendment, which will be difficult to the point of impossible. That was his way in the past of nudging conservatives not to obsess about that issue as it ain’t going to change. In today’s plan, though, he says, “As President, I will take immediate steps to pass legislation or a constitutional amendment to end birthright citizenship.” Legislation? Does Cruz no longer believe the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship for illegals born here?

But wait. Haven’t we forgotten the big question? Cruz has been needled (by, among others, me) for the past 48 hours over the fact that he won’t clearly say what we should do with the 11 million illegals who are already here. Surely his new immigration plan will answer that question. Won’t it?

Amazingly, his otherwise very detailed plan doesn’t address legalization. There’s language about deporting illegals who have criminal records and there’s vague language about enforcing the law, but Ted Cruz isn’t a guy known for circumlocution. He speaks plainly and eloquently about America’s problems. If he was intent on mass deportation instead of legalization, not only would his plan say that forthrightly, it would be emphasized at the very top in the security section. It isn’t. How come?


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Great quote by Tom Tancredo today. Tancredo supports Cruz…

Rubio’s supporters must believe rank and file Republican voters are really stupid—or so desperate they can be persuaded that up is down, a leopard can change its spots, and a dozen bilingual unicorns will lead off Rubio’s inaugural parade.

fight like a girl on November 13, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Poison pill, or sincere effort to improve and pass Gang of 8?
Joseph K on November 13, 2015 at 8:58 PM

That’s the thing with Cruz – you just don’t know. You have to elect him to find out what’s in him.

whatcat on November 13, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Rubio’s supporters must believe rank and file Republican voters are really stupid—or so desperate they can be persuaded that up is down, a leopard can change its spots, and a dozen bilingual unicorns will lead off Rubio’s inaugural parade.

fight like a girl on November 13, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Oh, we have to get you and terryannon together.

Judge_Dredd on November 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM

That’s the thing with Cruz – you just don’t know. You have to elect him to find out what’s in him.

whatcat on November 13, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Kinda like what Pelosi said about Obamacare…

Joseph K on November 13, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Whats missing?

Bmore on November 13, 2015 at 9:22 PM

I like this plan. Although Cruz should back an aggressive deportation plan, and repeal of the 1965 immigration law.A good start.

Iblis on November 13, 2015 at 9:42 PM

If only he had said (and meant) this two years ago, rather than adopting it at this late date because he has to win back Conservatives.

LegendHasIt on November 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM

I am one of two token American engineers in a sea of Indians and Chinese nationals. All on H1B’s. My company pretty much only hires foreigners. The managers are Indian, the people they hire are Indian, the new college grads are Indian. In my area of expertise, Americans are finished, and the Government encourages this. Pathetic. Hell even the Janitors are foreigners.

If you are American, don’t bother applying.

wsucoug on November 13, 2015 at 10:06 PM

Things changed in the world today with the vicious murders of 158 French, and the wounding of 100’s more.
This should put an end to the open borders crowd, and perhaps a ban on Muslim immigration and mosque building as well.
I think all the pro amnesty candidates became obsolete overnight.

Ellen85219 on November 13, 2015 at 10:48 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen the next President of the United States Ted Cruz.
Well done Ted, well done. Set up Rubio in the last debate. Hit him hard on immigration for a couple of days. Trade barbs and Viola!! Guess who has a full blown printable new immigration plan for the USA? Ted.
Well played Ted, very well played, perhaps presidential.

phadras on November 13, 2015 at 10:49 PM

hey Cruz, I like you, but according the the BLS, unemployment isn’t high. Despite the work force participation rate.

WryTrvllr on November 13, 2015 at 10:53 PM

How opportunistic of Ted Cruz who
is proving himself to not only be
a GOPe globalist/corporatist loving
faux conservative, but a disgusting
human being. Hey Ted! The blood isn’t
even dry yet; the families haven’t been
notified.

You are like the real estate agent
who comes to the wake to see if the
heirs want to sell the deceased
person’s home.

You are currently in government; where
was the outrage previously? Why were
you not screaming about the 10,000
Syrian refugees, mostly men 18-30,
who arrived in New Orleans today?

I am ashamed I used to be a supporter.

Amjean on November 13, 2015 at 11:04 PM

Cruz wants to legalize people already here, otherwise he’d have said otherwise by now. He’s waiting to unveil that in the general election. There is NO other reason why he’d keep avoiding an answer to that question after all this.

vegconservative on November 13, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Not necessarily.

If we do nothing but beef up enforcement, get a strong, mandatory e-verify, end the sanctuary cities and cut off benefits to illegals, which is what Cruz is talking about doing, most of the illegals will go home.

It’s the Romney Plan, back when Romney was trying to pretend to be conservative.

It could be Cruz doesn’t want to use the Romney term “self-deportation,” since the fools at the RNC think that’s what cost Romney the election.

fadetogray on November 14, 2015 at 12:12 AM

Cruz has a problem with legal immigration, but that doesn’t mean that Rubio isn’t a disaster.

Redstone on November 14, 2015 at 12:21 AM

But wait. Haven’t we forgotten the big question? Cruz has been needled (by, among others, me) for the past 48 hours over the fact that he won’t clearly say what we should do with the 11 million illegals who are already here. Surely his new immigration plan will answer that question. Won’t it?

but there isn’t a “question.”

Amazingly, his otherwise very detailed plan doesn’t address legalization. There’s language about deporting illegals who have criminal records and there’s vague language about enforcing the law, but Ted Cruz isn’t a guy known for circumlocution. He speaks plainly and eloquently about America’s problems. If he was intent on mass deportation instead of legalization, not only would his plan say that forthrightly, it would be emphasized at the very top in the security section. It isn’t. How come?

because he clearly does not support mass deportation… why is this a question? this isn’t a mystery. he laid out his plan. mass deportation is not in it.

he knows that’s a fantasy idea that will not actually happen. there are 11 million illegals, possibly more. if there were a whole lot fewer, mass deportation would work. but it’s too late now. there are too many of them.

this does not mean cruz supports “legalizing.” he does not want to turn something illegal into something legal, which is what “legalize” means. in this case, “legalizing” means that he’d say that illegal immigrants’ illegal entry to the US is retroactively declared “legal” and therefore they are citizens. no, he doesn’t want that.

Sachiko on November 14, 2015 at 1:20 AM

My immigration plan is much better. Only smoking hot Swedish au pairs are allowed in.

John the Libertarian on November 13, 2015 at 7:21 PM

And big racks.

They have to have big racks.

Younggod on November 14, 2015 at 7:28 AM

Cruz is a snake-oil salesman, and cannot be trusted on immigration. His out is the unemployment rate.

He’s obviously planning a betrayal, why dont his supporters see that?

rightwingyahooo on November 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Seems promising. Should lead to a lot of self-deportation.

I would recommend we start adding a mechanism for preventing persons who have committed immigration crimes from being eligible for any government assistance programs. One must document legal presence in the US to get SNP, EBT, WIC, Medicaid, etc.

talkingpoints on November 14, 2015 at 8:11 AM

I am one of two token American engineers in a sea of Indians and Chinese nationals. All on H1B’s. My company pretty much only hires foreigners. The managers are Indian, the people they hire are Indian, the new college grads are Indian. In my area of expertise, Americans are finished, and the Government encourages this. Pathetic. Hell even the Janitors are foreigners.

If you are American, don’t bother applying.

wsucoug on November 13, 2015 at 10:06 PM

The Republican party needs to get firmly behind this issue. They need to show young Americans that immigrants are taking most of the good jobs. Many of them can work for much less because they don’t have the educational debt American students do.

We need to show that Democrats will stop at nothing to flood the US job market with low priced foreign (legal and illegal ) labor.

talkingpoints on November 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM

His out is the unemployment rate.

He’s obviously planning a betrayal, why dont his supporters see that?

rightwingyahooo on November 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

He also mentions workforce participation rate.

It is not necessarily a fatal flaw to change position when presented with new facts such as the abuse of the H-1b visa system.

To my recollection the only more pro-American immigration position is Trump’s and he still wants “to let in the good ones”

talkingpoints on November 14, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Maybe if we can figure out a way of selling deporting illegals as really just aborting illegals…… the left would feel better about the procedure. We do over a million of those a year no problem.

JellyToast on November 14, 2015 at 8:29 AM

rightwingyahooo on November 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

who are you for?

DanMan on November 14, 2015 at 8:47 AM

The purpose of legal immigration should be to grow the economy, not to displace American workers

Beware of this statement. You could “grow” the economy several fold by bringing the poorest billion people to the US. The safeguard to not displace American workers is an unclear metric. You only improve standards for workers by making their labor valuable and scarce so employers are competing hard for the labor.

Buddahpundit on November 14, 2015 at 8:57 AM

As a Cruz supporter who is now reconsidering, you are a day late and dollar short Ted.

bgibbs1000 on November 14, 2015 at 8:59 AM

This reveals Cruz’s capitulation to the amnesty crowd:

Deport criminal immigrants: Recommit the federal government to deporting all illegal immigrants who commit crimes – and make use of all available tools to deport criminal immigrants as quickly as possible.

He is not interested in deporting illegals, only those who commit subsequent crimes. Sorry, but them being here is a crime – albeit not a felony. I’m tired of these loser politicians who think it’s impossible to police the interior and send them all back. Cruz needs to understand that if you put the right policies in place (criminalize housing, banking, and employing illegals, ie turning off the magnets along with allowing law enforcement at all levels to arrest illegals even if they are loitering at the 7-11, even if it is a 75 year old grandma) then the rest will self deport. We need to get rid of the welcoming environment that says “hey, you made it here congrats! Now you can stay!” Cruz lost my support with this one.

Scottie on November 14, 2015 at 9:11 AM

I am ashamed I used to be a supporter.

Amjean on November 13, 2015 at 11:04 PM

Spare us the dramatics.

When things like this happen I like the idea of people who are on their feet thinking about what the next step should be.

Scotty J on November 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Allah’s four day meltdown in trying to get Cruz to provide a comprehensive immigration plan is typical liberal journo crap. Hey Allah, who are you backing? What standard are they meeting on this issue that Cruz isn’t?

Are you for amnesty twitter bois? Please enlighten us.

DanMan on November 14, 2015 at 9:31 AM

The legal immigration system in its current form is a disaster for the Republican party’s future. Unfortunately, running on changing it may be political suicide in a general election.

moebius22 on November 14, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Right here he talks about what to do the current illegal aliens in the USA. It takes a special kind of person to Ignore this and declare that he has no plan to deal with those already here.

2. Restore the Rule of Law

President Obama, aided and abetted by a Congress that ignores its constitutional and moral duties, has abused his executive authority and refused to enforce the immigration laws that are currently on the books. These failures undermine immigration enforcement and endanger the American people. We need a President who will follow the law, hold those who break it accountable, and take seriously the duty to protect Americans. To restore the Rule of Law, a Cruz Administration will:

End President Obama’s illegal amnesty. The Obama Administration has issued at least 20 executive memoranda over the course of his two terms in office that grant amnesty, ignore the law, and worsen our immigration problems. He has rewarded millions of illegal immigrants with a promise that our laws will not be enforced against them, and that they will be allowed to stay in the United States without consequence – and, in fact, receive benefits funded by American taxpayers. And to compound it all, DHS is using the fees it charges legal immigrants to fund the President’s unlawful amnesty program. I will:
Stop the lawlessness: Shut down President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty on day one. I will end the lawlessness with the stroke of a pen.
End the amnesty slush funds: Push for passage of the Immigration Slush Fund Elimination Act, end the perverse revenue incentives that undermine our national security, and see to it that the fees paid by legal immigrants go toward supporting legal immigration only, to improve and streamline such immigration.
Follow the Constitution: Use every ounce of my constitutional authority and executive discretion to ensure DHS enforces the law instead of violating it.
Restore enforcement capacity. During President Obama’s seven years in office, we have seen DHS’s immigration enforcement budget expand dramatically while immigration enforcement has plummeted. This failure has resulted in more illegal immigrants in the United States, more threats to public safety, more taxpayer dollars wasted. I will:
Enforce the law: Restore our commitment to enforcement and public safety and the Rule of Law by rededicating DHS to fully enforcing the law, including through deportations and returns. During the first five years of the Obama Administration, President Obama removed or returned only 3.8 million illegal entrants. That is a fraction of the removals and returns during the previous five years, and a fraction of what we could accomplish if we had a President who actually forced DHS to do its job and removed politics from an agency charged with law enforcement. As President, I would do just that.
End catch-and-release: Return illegal immigrants who are caught at our borders and ports to their countries of origin. Currently, most immigrants who are apprehended at the border are let into the United States, given a ticket, and told to show up to court in the future. Not surprisingly, most of these illegal immigrants are never seen or heard from again. This backwards policy, known as “catch-and-release,” is naïve, dangerous, and expensive in the long run. From the outset, I will end catch-and-release on our southern border and at our ports of entry. People who are apprehended trying to enter the United States without permission will be detained until they are removed from the United States.
Add detention space for interior enforcement: Support ICE agents and their enforcement efforts by significantly increasing permanent detention capacity for illegal immigrants in the interior of the United States, and give ICE leadership the flexibility to procure additional, temporary detention space from the General Services Administration and state and local law enforcement on an as-needed basis. The Obama Administration has limited detention space for illegal immigrants who are taken into custody to limit the ability of ICE agents to detain illegal immigrants and begin the process of deportation. I will end that practice.

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

More promising than before, but I don’t think it goes far enough.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
To President Whoever, the order of business should be:
Day 1 (AM): Declare a 4-year moratorium on all immigration. The only ones to be let in are those who have previously filled out the paperwork and are currently waiting in line, including the H1B’s. No more student visas. Any applications filed after 12-31-16 will not even be read. Declare end to Sanctuary Cities.
Day 1 (PM): Start building wall.
Day 2 and thereafter: Start enforcing the law. Start cleaning out the federal agencies. Fire all and hire new. Strengthen Border Patrol and ICE. Mandatory e-verify. End the WF&A.

In 4 years, the economy is bound to improve , putting Americans in jobs, instead of foreigners. Welfare will cease for those not deserving. When the illegals, criminals, and visa over-stayers realize the gravy train has stopped, and feds are actually looking for them, the smart ones will flee on their own. The dumb ones will get rounded up and deported. 11 million will decrease to a more reasonable number, making a general round-up a la Operation Wetback a real possibility. And kudos to the first candidate who, when presented with the “You can’t do x…y..z”, says “We are America, we can and we will”
I think Cruz is smart enough to know what is legal and Constitutional. A moratorium is not forever, but we are so deep into this mess that we cannot start catering to every group who opposes this, or that, or the other thing.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

I thought the same.

He’s counting on people being too lazy to read it.

Scotty J on November 14, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Are the going to change how unemployment is determined?

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM

If you put the various measures Cruz details into effect, and you remove any public benefits from illegal aliens, you wouldn’t have to go round up the 11-15 million illegals; rather, many would self-deport. Others would come to the attention of authorities in the ordinary course of business, at which time they can be summarily deported. Wworks for me.

CatoRenasci on November 14, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Allah:

I can’t possibly summarize the whole thing, as there’s lots of detail.

Reveals himself:

Amazingly, his otherwise very detailed plan doesn’t address legalization.

It takes a special kind of person to Ignore this and declare that he has no plan to deal with those already here.

Thank you Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

DanMan on November 14, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Halt any increases in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high.

Cruz is wrong on this. Doing this would have little impact on economy, considering the fact that most people that work are already here legally, whether through H1-B, or through permanent residency.

ConservativePartyNow on November 14, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Cruz is now my fall back if Trump falters.

He’ll have to stick by and promote his new position for the next 3 months for me to consider him over Trump.

Also, I don’t think he’s as electable as Trump.

BoxHead1 on November 14, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Like the PAPPY PLAN from several years ago……..One of the three items was:

SEAL THE BORDER.

Senator Cruz as a PRETTY LOYAL SUPPORTER of yours I must say, while your plan is an improvement on your previous FACEBOOK / ZUCKERBERG friendly H1B Visa plan I must say……

…….I’m close to supporting Trump and the need to build a FREAKING WALL.

Let Obama go over to Syria HIMSELF and rescue the people he screwed with by his own failed policies and weakness in the face of terror.

SEAL THE FREAKING BORDER you whore politicans.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM

It takes a special kind of person to Ignore this and declare that he has no plan to deal with those already here.

Thank you Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

DanMan on November 14, 2015 at 11:14 AM

It seems to me that the notion of “dealing with those already here” is rather like accepting the “new normal”. We’ve lived with this phrase for so long, we can’t see how simple it is to change it.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM

So, after months of Trump blazing a bold trail, Cruz finally gets in gear.

Only problem, he will not deport, and the “wall” he wants to build is that pathetic wire one that is already approved. It’s a total waste of money.

Cruz has donors to please and it will be his undoing.

Sparky5253 on November 14, 2015 at 12:29 PM

The job of the president, is to enforce the law.

Any candidate stating that they cannot deport the illegals already here, is simply stating that they cannot perform the job, the duty, they’re running for. They need to quit now.

Yes Messrs. Carson, Rubio, and Bush, I’m talking to you. Mr. Cruz I’m still on the fence about.

Rebar on November 14, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Cruz is wrong on this. Doing this would have little impact on economy, considering the fact that most people that work are already here legally, whether through H1-B, or through permanent residency.

ConservativePartyNow on November 14, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Except that these visas are “temporary”. I just watched a foreigner leave the U.S. because of H1-B problems. Everybody was sad….except myself on the inside. I was cheering. I would have brought him the to the airport with a purchased police escort. I have had enough of it.

wsucoug on November 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM

It seems to me that the notion of “dealing with those already here” is rather like accepting the “new normal”. We’ve lived with this phrase for so long, we can’t see how simple it is to change it.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Most honest people say the same thing when confronted with how to deal with those already here.
Enforce current laws to the fullest extent possible, and the problem will become manageable over time.
It makes it known that illegals are not welcomed here and will not be tolerated.
It makes it known that we are a nation of laws, and the lawless will be dealt with or if illegal, expelled. This also will invariably apply to those employers.

On top of those actions which are all already laws on the books.

He will make it a crime to overstay your visa, which will deal with almost 2/5ths of all illegal aliens.
Employers will have to sign papers indicating that they hire legal workers, under the threat of criminal prosecution for perjury if found to be false.
He will work to end birthright citizenship for anyone that is not a citizen. Ending a huge lure for coming to America under false pretense or illegally.
It will also cut off welfare for illegal headed homes, because now they collect much of the welfare in the name and social security number of their anchor babies.

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Like the PAPPY PLAN from several years ago……..One of the three items was:

SEAL THE BORDER.

Senator Cruz as a PRETTY LOYAL SUPPORTER of yours I must say, while your plan is an improvement on your previous FACEBOOK / ZUCKERBERG friendly H1B Visa plan I must say……

…….I’m close to supporting Trump and the need to build a FREAKING WALL.

Let Obama go over to Syria HIMSELF and rescue the people he screwed with by his own failed policies and weakness in the face of terror.

SEAL THE FREAKING BORDER you whore politicans.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM

From Paragraph 2:
Build a wall that works. The unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. Millions of people from all over the world, including from hostile nations and terrorist havens, have been apprehended at our southern border – and many who make it through are never caught. This is a failure of the highest order. I will fulfill the promise Congress made to the American people almost 10 years ago by completing all 700 miles of priority fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, and dedicate the resources necessary to replace all single-layer fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a fence that keeps people out and that is technology-supported and law enforcement-accessible. If other nations, such as Israel, can build an effective border wall, the United States certainly can.
So, Cruz can now retain your entire loyal support?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Great quote by Tom Tancredo today. Tancredo supports Cruz…

fight like a girl on November 13, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Michelle Malkin supports Trump’s immigration plan.

fossten on November 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

American businesses are in competition with all other businesses for capital. Even small businesses have to get loans from banks, etc.

Capital will go where it can get the highest return, and that is where the labor market is free. Those countries with a free labor market will get the capital and their economies will grow and their people will prosper.

Cruz and Trump know this. They are lying to you. They are playing on your fears and prejudices to get elected and satisfy their lust for power and fame.

kcewa on November 14, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Hey Republicans,

PLEASE DO NOT ACT ANTI-LEGAL IMMIGRANT. OR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL MOST DEFINTELY LOSE THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 2016, AS WELL AS CONGRESIONAL BATTLES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN 2017.

I am an Asian immigrant, and I am part of the high-tech community in the US. Anti-legal immigrant statements sometimes make me very uncomfortable and disappointed. I will have to turn against the GOP, as well as anti-illegal immigraiotn movement, if the GOP has become hostile and exclusive to high-skill Asian immigrants.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

I thought I could manage to support Ted Cruz. But now I realize that he is anti both legal and illegal immigrants.

Ted Cruz can just go straight to hell. He will NEVER become the president is of US. I will convince my family and friends here in Colorado to vote against this bastard both at the primary and general election.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Michelle Malkin supports Trump’s immigration plan.

fossten on November 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

She has repeatedly trashed Trump.

Trump’s Eminent-Domain Empire

This faux conservative scoffs at fundamental private-property rights. Don’t be fooled by the Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump’s towers. All through my childhood, casino developers and government bureaucrats joined hands, raised taxes, and made dazzling promises of urban renewal. Then we wised up to the eminent-domain thievery championed by our hometown faux free-marketeers.
America, it’s time you wised up to Donald Trump’s property-redistribution racket, too.
Trump has been wooing conservative activists for months and flirting with a GOP presidential run — first at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington and most recently at a tea-party event in South Florida. He touts his business experience, “high aptitude,” and “bragadocious” deal-making abilities. But he’s no more a standard bearer of conservative values, limited government, and constitutional principles than the cast of Jersey Shore.
Too many mega-developers like Trump have achieved success by using and abusing the government’s ability to commandeer private property for purported “public use.” Invoking the Fifth Amendment takings clause, real-estate moguls, parking-garage builders, mall developers, and sports-palace architects have colluded with elected officials to pull off legalized theft in the name of reducing “blight.” Under eminent domain, the definition of “public purpose” has been stretched like Silly Putty to cover everything from roads and bridges to high-end retail stores, baseball stadiums, and casinos.
While casting himself as America’s new constitutional savior, Trump has shown reckless disregard for fundamental private-property rights. In the 1990s, he waged a notorious war on elderly homeowner Vera Coking, who owned a little home in Atlantic City that stood in the way of Trump’s manifest land development. The real-estate mogul was determined to expand his Trump Plaza and build a limousine parking lot — Coking’s private property be damned. The nonprofit Institute for Justice, which successfully saved Coking’s home, explained the confiscatory scheme:

Unlike most developers, Donald Trump doesn’t have to negotiate with a private owner when he wants to buy a piece of property, because a governmental agency — the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority or CRDA — will get it for him at a fraction of the market value, even if the current owner refuses to sell. Here is how the process works.

After a developer identifies the parcels of land he wants to acquire and a city planning board approves a casino project, CRDA attempts to confiscate these properties using a process called “eminent domain,” which allows the government to condemn properties “for public use.” Increasingly, though, CRDA and other government entities exercise the power of eminent domain to take property from one private person and give it to another. At the same time, governments give less and less consideration to the necessity of taking property and also ignore the personal loss to the individuals being evicted.

Trump has attempted to use the same tactics in Connecticut and has championed the reviled Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court ruling upholding expansive use of eminent domain. He told Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto that he agreed with the ruling “100 percent” and defended the chilling power of government to kick people out of their homes and businesses based on arbitrary determinations:

The fact is, if you have a person living in an area that’s not even necessarily a good area, and government, whether it’s local or whatever, government wants to build a tremendous economic development, where a lot of people are going to be put to work and make [an] area that’s not good into a good area, and move the person that’s living there into a better place — now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good.

Like most statist promises of bountiful job creation, government-engineered redevelopment math rarely adds up. Trump’s corporations have backed casino-industry bailouts and wealth-redistributing “tax-increment financing” schemes — the very kind of taxpayer-subsidized interventions we’ve seen on a grand scale under the Obama administration. Championing liberty begins at the local level. There is nothing more fundamental than the principle that a man’s home is his castle. Donald Trump’s career-long willingness to trample this right tells you everything you need to know about his bogus tea-party sideshow.

V7_Sport on November 14, 2015 at 2:52 PM

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Looks like you are more loyal to your race than your new country.

V7_Sport on November 14, 2015 at 2:54 PM

I will have to turn against the GOP, as well as anti-illegal immigraiotn movement, if the GOP has become hostile and exclusive to high-skill Asian immigrants.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

We’re heartbroken.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 3:08 PM

American businesses are in competition with all other businesses for capital. Even small businesses have to get loans from banks, etc.

Capital will go where it can get the highest return, and that is where the labor market is free. Those countries with a free labor market will get the capital and their economies will grow and their people will prosper.

Cruz and Trump know this. They are lying to you. They are playing on your fears and prejudices to get elected and satisfy their lust for power and fame.

kcewa on November 14, 2015 at 2:19 PM

We’ve been trying it your way for decades and it hasn’t worked. It’s no longer theory. The results are in and they stink. We’re going to try something different now.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Hey Republicans,

PLEASE DO NOT ACT ANTI-LEGAL IMMIGRANT. OR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL MOST DEFINTELY LOSE THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 2016, AS WELL AS CONGRESIONAL BATTLES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN 2017.

I am an Asian immigrant, and I am part of the high-tech community in the US. Anti-legal immigrant statements sometimes make me very uncomfortable and disappointed. I will have to turn against the GOP, as well as anti-illegal immigraiotn movement, if the GOP has become hostile and exclusive to high-skill Asian immigrants.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

You can try to thwart the will of the people, the native people, but all you’re going to do is cause violence. We either get control of this situation peacefully, or it will go to the next round of negotiation, the non-political kind, and nobody wants that.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Do you think that people from other nations have a RIGHT to immigrate to America, despite what Americans want?

Rebar on November 14, 2015 at 4:01 PM

American businesses are in competition with all other businesses for capital. Even small businesses have to get loans from banks, etc.

Capital will go where it can get the highest return, and that is where the labor market is free. Those countries with a free labor market will get the capital and their economies will grow and their people will prosper.

Cruz and Trump know this. They are lying to you. They are playing on your fears and prejudices to get elected and satisfy their lust for power and fame.

kcewa on November 14, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Why don’t you tell the truth. Why don’t you say what you actually mean and see how people feel about it. Let me: what you’re actually saying is that there will no longer be a high standard of living in this country, at least not for most people, however the investor class is going to do very, very well. That’s your world. What you’re worried about is that we’ll screw up that investor class utopia.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Right here he talks about what to do the current illegal aliens in the USA. It takes a special kind of person to Ignore this and declare that he has no plan to deal with those already here.

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Then why did he choose to highlight pure fantasy that will never, ever make it past Congress? Why wasn’t he truthful with the voters, and say I would like to do this, but it probably won’t happen, but what I will do is enforce the laws on the books, and work to constantly improve security. No he did a big show and dance to fire up the rubes knowing all along that it was a lie.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Why don’t you tell the truth. Why don’t you say what you actually mean and see how people feel about it. Let me: what you’re actually saying is that there will no longer be a high standard of living in this country, at least not for most people, however the investor class is going to do very, very well. That’s your world. What you’re worried about is that we’ll screw up that investor class utopia.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 4:08 PM

If American companies are cut off from the international labor market their costs will go up. They won’t be able to compete in the capital markets. They will go out of business.The economy will stagnate and living standards will go down for most people. The ones with good jobs will have to pay higher taxes to take care of the 20%-50% who are unemployed and underemployed. Look at all the dead cities in Europe.

If companies are able to compete and innovate the economy will grow and living standards will go up – not down. It will be disruptive and some will lose in the short run but over time most will benefit.

kcewa on November 14, 2015 at 4:24 PM

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Interesting take. many of the laws already exist on the books. So, I guess it really does not matter what congress does or does not do. But one thing is certain. If he runs on this platform, he will work to get the platform enacted, and we will have politicians on record as either supporting or not supporting. Making our voting jobs so much easier in the following elections.

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 4:31 PM

V_7 Sport, leftamark,

I appreciate your note. However, it is perfectly reasonable to ask for Ted Cruz’ BASIC courtesy and respect if he asks for the Asian votes.

Please do NOT waste my time on Ted Cruz who does not deserve my time and effort, since he is hostile to Asian high-tech immigrants. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that cruz fails.

I have NO doubt that Asians will turn against Ted Cruz, or any other Republican candidate in 2016. There is NO way that a presidential Republican candidate can possibly win, if Asian, Latino, and black voters are all determined to bring him down. I do not like Hillary Clinton, but she and her democratic colleagues at least pretend to be friendly to the Asian community.

I am sorry to say. However, Republicans should be ready for some extremely disastrous election results, starting in 2016, if it continues this way. JUST BE READY. The GOP will become a dying party when it only serves the white people, while being hostile and exclusive to immigrants of EVERY OTHER RACE.

Please do not blame liberal Democrats when it happens. Hardline conservatives are as well doing their best to destroy the Republican Party, as well as this country.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Ted Cruz should NOT waste everyone’s time and money to seek for GOP’s nomination in 2016.

He has absolutely NO hope to win any purple swing state across the country!!!

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM

However, it is perfectly reasonable to ask for Ted Cruz’ BASIC courtesy and respect if he asks for the Asian votes.

Pretty sure he’s asking for Americans votes.

Please do NOT waste my time on Ted Cruz who does not deserve my time and effort, since he is hostile to Asian high-tech immigrants. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that cruz fails.
sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM

So Cruz doesn’t deserve your time and effort, and you will do whatever it takes to make sure he fails, but it’s perfectly reasonable to ask for his courtesy and respect.

Nobody is wasting your time better than you are.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Johnny Come Lately.

I don’t recall Cruz advocating a wall before. I don’t recall Cruz advocating an end to anchor babies before.

I *do* recall him wanting to increase H1Bs by 500% however, just recently.

Copycat.

Trump’s been saying these things for MONTHS and taking all the flak for it.

Oh, and Cruz is talking about not taking in Syrian refugees/migrants… duh! Trump’s been warning that they are a Trojan Horse with ISIS hiding among them for MONTHS. Trump said “we don’t know who these people are”.

Trump’s right again.

Aslans Girl on November 14, 2015 at 6:15 PM

If American companies are cut off from the international labor market their costs will go up. They won’t be able to compete in the capital markets. They will go out of business.The economy will stagnate and living standards will go down for most people. The ones with good jobs will have to pay higher taxes to take care of the 20%-50% who are unemployed and underemployed. Look at all the dead cities in Europe.

If companies are able to compete and innovate the economy will grow and living standards will go up – not down. It will be disruptive and some will lose in the short run but over time most will benefit.

kcewa on November 14, 2015 at 4:24 PM

I’ve got a news flash for you Paul Krugman, but that’s already happening, and has been for a while. Living standards are going down. The ones with good jobs are paying more in taxes, perhaps not the tradition form of taxation, but there are backdoor types like inflation. We’re at a real unemployment rate right now of just under 20%. GLOBALISM HAS FAILED, everyone except the investor class. They’re doing just dandy.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Interesting take. many of the laws already exist on the books. So, I guess it really does not matter what congress does or does not do. But one thing is certain. If he runs on this platform, he will work to get the platform enacted, and we will have politicians on record as either supporting or not supporting. Making our voting jobs so much easier in the following elections.

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 4:31 PM

It does matter. We know that the 14th is not going to be overturned. We know Congress isn’t going to do any of that crap on his wishlist, so why talk about it? It’s to create buzz. It’s empty promises. What a motivated executive can do is vigorously enforce the immigration laws currently on the books, and push for more. I had a great aunt who use to tell me saying whenever I said “I wish” and the saying was “crap in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up first”.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Please do NOT waste my time on Ted Cruz who does not deserve my time and effort, since he is hostile to Asian high-tech immigrants whites. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that cruz fails.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM

I’m sure you consider that statement racist as hell now that I’ve made that one little change. Thanks for showing us how self interest is alive and well in the Asian community, so now I don’t feel a bit bad for advocating what’s good for the WHITE community. See how that works. Let’s all play the racial pandering game, it’s fun for the whole family!

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 6:41 PM

It does matter. We know that the 14th is not going to be overturned. We know Congress isn’t going to do any of that crap on his wishlist, so why talk about it? It’s to create buzz. It’s empty promises. What a motivated executive can do is vigorously enforce the immigration laws currently on the books, and push for more. I had a great aunt who use to tell me saying whenever I said “I wish” and the saying was “crap in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up first”.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM

So, who is your horse?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM

So, who is your horse?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM

I’m going to go with Trump. I know he’s said things in the past that would doom anyone else, but he’s not a politician. He’s from a different tribe and it’s time to give that tribe a shot, since honestly, they can’t do any worse. He also deserves something for making immigration part of the debate.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM

DFCtomm
So, who is going to pass Trumps laws?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 PM

leftamark & DFCtomm

To put it in one sentence summary:

Ted Cruz and his right-wing supporters are delusional about how popular Cruz is among independents and moderate conservatives like me, as well as my Republican friends here in Colorado. In addition, I have absolutely NO regret when I said the GOP is DYING, because it is HOSTILE AND EXCLUSIVE TO EVERY IMMIGRNAT OF EVERY OTHER RACE.

I understand that hardline conservatives may never appreciate that fact that I almost always help defend the GOP when everyone else here in Boulder, Colorado, talking about how mean and racist those hardline republicans are. This is about to end, as I have to admit that there is indeed some truth in it.

Now, I am going to focus on other important stuff on my family, friends, and community. Goodbye and good luck!

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 PM

So, who is going to pass Trumps laws?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 PM

He’s not going to get anything past Congress. He’ll be facing the GOPe as well as the Democrats. He’ll have to work with exactly what’s on the books. I fully expect the GOP to join forces with the Democrats in an attempt to stop the deportations.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:36 PM

HOSTILE AND EXCLUSIVE TO EVERY IMMIGRNAT OF EVERY OTHER RACE.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 PM

All you’ve said is what you want, and what’s good for you, and yours, but you’d deny that to white people and call them racist. Get back to me when you give a shit about the country.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:38 PM

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Trump has factually said many of the same things you argue Cruz should have kept his mouth shut about since he supposedly will not be able to use the bully pulpit to build the case for his desired actions. Such as getting rid of Birthright Citizenship. Do you have links of yourself denigrating him for having said that so I can see that you have some intellectual honesty?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 7:50 PM

All you’ve said is what you want, and what’s good for you, and yours, but you’d deny that to white people and call them racist. Get back to me when you give a shit about the country.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:38 PM

She’ll post that revelation to her facebook page before she gets back to you.

leftamark on November 14, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Trump has factually said many of the same things you argue Cruz should have kept his mouth shut about since he supposedly will not be able to use the bully pulpit to build the case for his desired actions. Such as getting rid of Birthright Citizenship. Do you have links of yourself denigrating him for having said that so I can see that you have some intellectual honesty?

Constitutionalist on November 14, 2015 at 7:50 PM

I guess the closest thing would be arguments I’ve had with other commenters about deporting in a year, and I’ve stated that it won’t be done, and the best you can hope for is an executive that will vigorously enforce current law. If you’re interested you’ll look for them. I’m not that interested on a Saturday night. It doesn’t matter because as I said earlier I give Trump a pass because he’s a different tribe. He’s not a politician. I’ve had my fill with politicians, and Cruz is a politician so he’s judged by a different standard.

It’s not fair, but that’s the way it is. That’s not to say I can’t be won over. I like what Cruz says, but then again I liked what Rubio said, and how did that turn out? Give Cruz another cycle as a Senator and my feeling will have cemented I’m sure.

DFCtomm on November 14, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Big Business isn’t going to like this.

V-rod on November 14, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Michelle Malkin supports Trump’s immigration plan.

fossten on November 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

She has repeatedly trashed Trump.

V7_Sport on November 14, 2015 at 2:52 PM

fossten is correct

Younggod on November 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

Ted Cruz . . . is hostile to Asian high-tech immigrants. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that cruz fails.

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Hit him in the head with a potsticker?

Younggod on November 15, 2015 at 3:57 AM

I like a great many things about Cruz, including his stance on illegal immigration and growing the economy. I did, however, discover one disturbing item in the things he seems to advocate. Apparently he is in favor of a 16% VAT. That might not sound terrible, but the income tax started low, too, and look at it today. These things never go away; they escalate.

I still think he is far better than any Democrat or RINO candidate, but that does give me pause.

hachiban on November 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM

sohumm on November 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM

If you are going to be a racist dick the least you can do is turn off the bold type.

V7_Sport on November 16, 2015 at 2:54 AM

Michelle Malkin supports Trump’s immigration plan.
fossten on November 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

She has repeatedly trashed Trump.

V7_Sport on November 14, 2015 at 2:52 PM

fossten is correct

Younggod on November 15, 2015 at 3:54 AM

fossten is a moron.

V7_Sport on November 16, 2015 at 2:56 AM

Too bad for Cruz that his plan isn’t good enough. In fact I’d say it is a play to is big funders and an attempt to get more by showing them that the pain won’t be too great under his administration, unlike Trump who can’t be bought. Cruz is looking for handouts and he isn’t going to bite the hand that feeds him.

earlgrey on November 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM

fossten is a moron.

V7_Shoe on November 16, 2015 at 2:56 AM

He’s right about Michelle Malkin.

blink on November 16, 2015 at 4:20 PM

From MichelleMalkin.com

Donald Trump humbly accepts Donald Trump’s nomination to be the greatest jobs president in history
By Doug Powers • June 16, 2015 12:26 PM
Donald Trump announced today that he’s running for president (I think as a Republican, but based on his past donations you can’t be too sure):
Trump made the announcement to a rally of cheering supporters gathered at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Tuesday morning. [,,,]
Before the big announcement, the businessman and reality television star was introduced by his daughter Ivanka and came down an escalator with his wife Melania to the song “Rockin’ In The Free World” by Neil Young.
In his speech to supporters, Trump took on China, immigration, Obamacare and the economy, saying, “I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created.”
Trump’s speech wasn’t devoid of humor. He had some pretty good one-liners, such as this one:

“Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories any more,” Trump said. “When did we beat Japan at anything?”

[…]
Below is Trump’s entire announcement. The good news for The Donald is that if this GOP run doesn’t work out, his $100,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation automatically qualifies him for inclusion on Hillary’s VP short list…

Yeah, lots of love there.

V7_Sport on November 16, 2015 at 5:18 PM

fossten is a moron.
V7_Shoe on November 16, 2015 at 2:56 AM

He’s right about Michelle Malkin.

blink on November 16, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Donald Trump once threatend to “crush” Michelle Malkin, called her a loser, stupid and a dummy…


Donald Trump Trashes Michelle Malkin On Twitter: You’re A ‘Dummy’ And ‘Were Born Stupid’

So… looks like Michelle Malkin and Donald Trump are having a good ol’ Twitter spat.

Malkin’s conservative Twitter aggregator site Twitchy took to calling the real estate mogul and recent CPAC speaker Trump a “conservafraud.”

Shortly thereafter, Malkin took to Twitter — as she is wont to do — to ask Trump why he once called her a “dummy” and “smeared” her “past.”

She noted for her conservative audience that Trump was a supporter of “socialized medicine” and an abuser of eminent domain (It’s true — as I wrote last year, Trump is a “crony capitalist” who has, on multiple occasions, used government power to strong-arm others).

After a good 12-hour delay, Trump finally responded. And he did so in typically brash style, telling the conservative commentator that she is a “dummy” and was “born stupid”:

UPDATE: The battle continues. Trump took another swipe at Malkin, claiming her career would be nothing if Fox News host Sean Hannity didn’t see something in her. Malkin responded in kind:

And then Trump reacted in the affirmative to a Malkin re-tweet laughing about how Trump could “crush” the conservative commentator if she “messes” with him:

5 deferments from Vietnam but he was brave enough to take on a 90 pound woman. Your Hero is a POS.

V7_Sport on November 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM

V_7 Sports on November 16, 2015 at 2:52am

My problem with Ted Cruz is not just how his statement tends to be mean and exclusive on immigrants of all races, but also how ignorant he is on science and technology.

Many high-skill immigrants, that I know of, hold Ph.D. and post-Doctor degrees in science. Their researches provide foundations to military, national security, and other high-tech industries. They are the reasons that the US is leading in many scientific frontier.

A mass majority of Americans, myself included, do not have the talent or interest in science. However, when it comes to scientific research and innovation, often times, it is NOT an overstatement to suggest that half a dozen science geeks can accomplish a lot more than hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens combined.

Those best scientists in the US are often offered with generous salaries and adequate research fundings via a number of foreign countries. Yet it is definitely America’s huge loss to lose these best and smartest minds.

I am upset with the fact that Ted Cruz doesn’t seem to have a slightest respect or appreciation to those top minds in science and technology. Does Ted Cruz ever realize how mean and offensive his statement is, when he claims that he will shut the door on all legal immigration, including H-1 high tech visas, if he becomes the next president?! Is this how Ted Cruz treats those best and brightest ones and how he appreciates the value of human capital?!

sohumm on November 17, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Ted Cruz statement on high-skill legal immigration makes me very upset. He should have examined this important issue via many different aspects and perspectives, before making such a strong and ignorant statement.

However, this incredibly toxic issue of (illegal) immigration has already destroyed many promising Republican candidates. Ted Cruz does not have to be the next victim. But still, he needs to find a way to improve how he resonates and communicates with the voters.

sohumm on November 17, 2015 at 10:44 AM

this is now the 2nd Hotair article in a row that Allah has been basically, if carefully, attacking Cruz. Did I miss Allah’s endorsement of Rubio or what?

Mike from NC on December 10, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Attacked, that is.

Mike from NC on December 10, 2015 at 10:41 PM

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