Sen. Ted Cruz’s Cuban Immigrant Father Bribed An Official to Come to U.S. While They Shut the Immigrant Doors to Othersby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 20, 2013, under 2016 Presidential Elections, chicano vote, Legal Immigration Reform
Cruz’s Family Benefited From Cuban Amnesty, yet it is clear they want to shut the doors behind them when it comes to Mexicans and other immigrants. Despite the amnesty afforded to Ted Cruz’s father, it appears his father also bribed an offical to come to our Nation.
Just in from Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz’s Father Bribed An Official To Come To U.S.
In a report Thursday on NPR about how Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) father shaped his vision on immigration, his father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, an immigrant from Cuba, said that while he “came to this country legally,” he basically bribed an official to get to the United States.
“A friend of the family — a lawyer friend of my father basically bribed a Batista official to stamp my passport with an exit permit,” the elder Cruz said.
Son Ted Cruz, who is critical of the ‘Gang of 8′ immigration bill, often attributes his views to his father’s emigration from Cuba: “In my opinion, if we allow those who are here illegally to be put on a path to citizenship, that is incredibly unfair to those who follow the rules.”
[h/t Political Wire]