Immigration and DREAM Act activists are going to do their best to ensure Texas Cuban-American Senator Ted Cruz is a one-term Senator. We are not impressed with freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and we are not the only ones unimpressed – David Brooks of the New York Times is turned off by him, too.
We are noticing the Cuban American Texas Senator Ted Cruz is still Missing In Action (MIA) on the progress of legal immigration reform even though Texas shares the longest border length with Mexico. In fact Texas border length with Mexico is 64% — the largest of any state in the Union. But here is the thing — Cruz isn’t Mexican-American so of course he doesn’t care to take the lead on this. It doesn’t hurt him the way it hurts us.
After 10 long years of Mexican-Americans and Latinos fighting for comprehensive legal immigration reform [because they do not benefit from Cuban amnesty], we are now hearing Cuban-American Sen. Ted Cruz is slowing legal comprehensive immigration reform efforts by only addressing the border while hurting the millions of Mexican-American families living in Texas. Indeed we see two Cuban American Senators who seem at odds with each other on immigration because it appears Cruz is principally opposed to Senator Marco Rubio in Florida. Here’s the kicker though….Ted Cruz lives in a state where millions of Mexican American families live while Rubio lives in a state where the majority of Latinos are of Cuban or Puerto Rican descent.
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It is a fact that the majority of those being deported are of Mexican descent so naturally we believe Cruz (of Cuban descent) doesn’t feel the pain we feel. [Mexican-Americans account for almost 70% of the Latin population pie while Cuban-Americans account for 3% of the pie.]
The solution is quite simple … all Cruz has to do is pretend Cuba is Mexico with regard to the urgency of the matter. Since Mexico is considered more corrupt than Cuba — wouldn’t it make sense to support a Mexican Adjustment Act that emulates the Cuban Adjustment Act?
I support the Cuban Adjustment Act, but I do not support Tea party politicians like Cruz who forget their relatives and family had compassion afforded to them. We are not asking for amnesty with entitlements that are afforded to Cubans via the wet foot dry foot policy, all we are asking for is a secure border plan and legal immigration reform — without the government entitlements. We believe that’s reasonable.
Meanwhile, we are glad to see the DREAM Act students target Cruz while informing the many Mexican American families of Texas what kind of vendido Ted Cruz really is.