Responding to vitriolic attacks from Donald Trump that almost make you forget that Ted Cruz is also a psychopath, Ted Cruz took a page out of the GOP front-runner’s political playbook, and was unapologetic in his hardened rhetoric against undocumented immigrants.
Cruz confirmed with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday that yes, should he be elected president his administration would deport all 12 million undocumented people estimated to be in the United States and would never allow them to return.
“We should enforce the law…anyone here illegally that’s apprehended should be deported.”
Perhaps sensing the queasy dry-heave that is the undeniable reality that Donald Trump is now firmly entrenched as the GOP front-runner, Cruz went on to say that Mexico would build a wall along the US-Mexico border, triple the border force, and establish biometric entry systems.
The Senator’s comments represent an undeniable escalation in rhetoric from his earlier positions on immigration reform. He had previously rejected the notion of a deportation force last month, publicly ridiculing it as proposed by Trump. At the time, Cruz had at least a mild amount of decency to note that a policy of such magnitude is “not how we enforce the law for any crime.”
Pew Research Center estimates that 4 million undocumented immigrants lived with US-born children as of 2012. Another 700,000 undocumented immigrants are young people who came to the US as children and were approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, allowing them to stay in the country and work temporarily.
Just for fun, Cruz almost promised to dismantle that program as well.
So tell me again how much you hate Hillary Clinton?!?