On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz told Sean Hannity: “I think that [a path to citizenship] is profoundly unfair …”
It looks like the Texas Senator (Cuban-American) Ted Cruz is the poster boy for Numbers USA. According to the SPLC, Roy Beck, was head of the immigration-restriction group NumbersUSA.
Beck leads an organization that has reached the heights of mainstream legitimacy, a position that helped NumbersUSA achieve dramatic policy successes, most especially in June 2007, when his followers flooded the Senate with more than a million faxes. (The onslaught helped doom comprehensive immigration reform that had bipartisan support and had been expected by many observers to pass.) He has long insisted that NumbersUSA has no “vision of a homogenous white America,” and his website decries all manner of “immigrant bashing” and racism.
But John Tanton has come to be an embarrassment. His longstanding connections to white nationalist ideologues, his flirtation with anti-Semitism, and his many racist statements about Latinos have become well known — and are a huge liability for Beck and his restrictionist program. Pressed, Beck claims he is not ashamed of his mentor. But Tanton’s name is nowhere on his website. John Tanton, it seems, is undermining Roy Beck’s respectability.
“It is amazing that Beck has attained the mainstream status he has, considering where he comes from,” concludes Henry Fernandez, a senior fellow at the progressive Center for American Progress, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. “His extremely close and decades-long relationship with Tanton should give pause to anyone who deals with NumbersUSA.”
NumbersUSA uploaded the below photo of Ted Cruz on their facebook page approximately 10 hours ago:
Does this mean Cruz is against privileged amnesty Cuban immigrants receive via the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966?
Is the Tea Party politician Cruz against Cuban immigrants receiving government benefit$ once their wet foot touches dry land since Tea Party people claim to be in support of doing away with tax payer funded government entitlement$?
What about the Cuban immigrant dry foot that touches dry land? Is this why we are seeing a spike with regard to Cuban immigrants coming through Mexico?
That said, let it be understood the Texas Senator is on the record for ending his speeches with a story about how his father fled Cuban oppression. According to the Dallas News, “his father departed for the U.S. in 1957, more than a year before Fidel Castro came to power.”
“My dad fled Cuba. He was imprisoned and tortured as a teenager, and came to Austin penniless, seeking freedom. The reason I’m running is simple. He fled oppression once. And you have my word that I’ll fight every day to protect freedom here, so that none of us have to flee oppression a second time.”
I thought his dad had money sowed into his underwear? According to the inflation calculator, $100.00 back then is equivalent to $826.21 today. That is a whole helluva lot more money than the dying immigrant crossing the desert comes here with. Many immigrants crossing the desert die of dehydration.
According to FOX NEWS:
Cruz’s father Rafael is a pastor outside Dallas. He fought with Fidel Castro’s rebels in Cuba before Castro took power and eventually embraced communism, and the elder Cruz fled to the U.S. with nothing but $100 sowed into his underwear.
If Cruz believes in the idea of fleeing oppression and the corrupt Fidel Castro — doesn’t he know that Mexico’s corrupt score is worse than Cuba’s according to the Global Coalition Against Corruption?
I know a bunch of immigrants who came here without a single dime to their name, and they come here to avoid the oppressive drug cartels. They come here not seeking government entitlements and are not afraid of working in the hot agricultural fields for a hard earned day’s pay. Most immigrants do not receive a year’s worth of government entitlement$ the Cuban immigrants receive.
According to the Dallas News:
Rafael Cruz legally went to Texas on a student visa issued by the Batista regime, Ted Cruz said.Ted Cruz, who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, said at no time was his father an illegal immigrant. He said his father, who graduated from the University of Texas in 1961, eventually became a permanent legal resident.
What Cruz won’t elaborate is how his daddy eventually became a permanent legal resident.
Did his father eventually benefit from the Republican Ronald Reagan amnesty?
More importantly, it appears Cruz had family members who benefited from the privileged Cuban Amnesty via the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA). Ted Cruz’s dad had a sister and parents who made it to the U.S. during the 1960s and coincidentally the CAA is a United States federal law enacted on November 2, 1966. Passed by the 89th United States Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, the law applies to any native or citizen of Cuba who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States after January 1, 1959 and has been physically present for at least one year; and is admissible to the United States as a permanent resident.
Dallas News writes:
Cuban-Republicans like Ted Cruz do their best to create that wedge with the Mexican-American population. NumbersUSA and the John Tanton network know this. NumbersUSA also knows that Mexican-Americans account for almost 70% of the “Latino” population while Cuban-Americans only account for 3%.
Ted Cruz of all people ought to know (since Texas shares the longest border length with Mexico) how many Cuban immigrants come to the United States thru Mexico. And now that his grandparents and family members are here in our Nation … it appears he wants to ensure the door is shut behind them preventing others who come here to achieve the American DREAM.
There is a stir in south Texas that is waking up the Mexican-American giant — and I can’t wait to hear Representative Joaquin Castro make Cruz look like a hypocrite. Castro understands and has empathy for Mexican-American families in Texas while Cruz does not. How could Cruz feel and understand Mexican-Americans angst? He’s not of Mexican descent, and I predict he will not last in Texas since he is not in support of legal immigration reform in a state that is a home to millions of Mexican-American Texas citizens.
Unfortunately for Cruz … he is unaware of the team he sides with via NumbersUSA and the John Tanton network who have done everything in their power to chip away at the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. It is imperative for the United States to maintain a healthy relationship with our soil neighbors as the world wars will eventually come to a head.
It is my understanding Ted Cruz’s father is a pastor, and it is unfortunate his dad didn’t instruct his son to “love they neighbor.” Mexico is our neighbor and we ought learn the lesson of World War I when Germany tried to advance through Mexico when they proposed an alliance with them in their infamous Zimmermann Telegram. Thankfully Mexico declined.