The Fighting GOP Gringo in Texas vs. the Hispanic Republican who does not support the DREAM Actby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 29, 2012, under 2012 United states senate races
Remember when the Texas Governor Rick Perry received pies in the face for stating his compassionate views towards Mexican families and their children in Texas? How is it that the GOPer Perry has become the Fighting Gringo showing more support for Mexicanos in Texas than a Hispanic Cuban Republican these days? Rick Perry seems to have more “huevos” for Tejanos and Mexicanos than Cruz (the Cubano) because Cruz is on record for attacking anybody who supports the Texas DREAM Act.
Don’t get me wrong … David Dewhurst has also stated he is against the Texas DREAM Act, too, but we all know that most Cubans support Cuban Amnesty via the Cuban Adjustment Act. Even though Cuban Republicans have watched their families benefit from Cuban amnesty, it seems they are quick to deny any sort of Mexican Adjustment Act or any sort of discussion that champions strong leadership on LEGAL IMMIGRATION reform.
Ted Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, where his father fought against Cuba’s Batista regime in the late 1950s before getting a student visa to attend the University of Texas. It is unclear if Ted Cruz’s father benefited from the Cuban Refugee Adjust Act in 1966 but it will be interesting to find out if he overstayed his visa, or became a citizen based on marrying an American Citizen. Hopefully the details will surface because often times you hear birthers and nativists talk about their disdain for “chain migration” policies with regard to immigrants. Congress passed the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act in 1966 as a pragmatic solution to a very real problem. As its name makes clear, the CRAA was intended to “adjust” the status of nearly 300,000 Cubans already in the United States who had been admitted with a temporary “refugee” visa. That visa did not put them on a path to citizenship, and so the act was passed to take them out of that limbo by granting them permanent residency.
At one time, Senator Marco Rubio was caught for embellishing the facts … so you can see why it is important for Mexican-Americans to hone in on why Ted Cruz will not support Mexican families and dreamers in Texas with regard to legal immigration reform.
In any event, I find it interesting how a Caucasian politician like Gov. Rick Perry is able to stick up more for Mexican-Americans, Chicanos and Latinos in Texas than a Hispanic Republican like Ted Cruz.
Hmmm. There seems to be a number of leaky vessels coming from Texas.