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Why Rubio Beats Cruz on Immigration Policies

November 17, 2015

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth

With the terrorist attacks in Paris, look for immigration to play a greater role in the presidential campaign in the weeks ahead. That’s why it’s important to evaluate Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) misguided attacks on Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).  The two 44-year old senators of Cuban descent are battling it out on immigration.

Cruz, speaking on the radio program of right-wing talk show host Laura Ingraham, presented his new immigration plan on Friday and said that Rubio opposed every amendment to tighten border security.  It’s unclear from the context whether “every amendment” means every border security amendment proposed by Cruz and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), or every amendment ever proposed.

Both Rubio and Cruz voted in favor of an amendment by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to tighten border security that would have required the Department of Homeland Security to certify that the Southern border was safe before allowing undocumented workers to receive “green cards.”

Read the full article at Economics 21: Why Rubio Beats Cruz on Immigration Policies

Issue Categories : Immigration, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz