Sen. Ted Cruz Launches Petition Against Gang of Eight

By:  Warren Mass
06/24/2013
       
Sen. Ted Cruz Launches Petition Against Gang of Eight

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent out an e-mail to his supporters to help defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (shown in photo) launched a national petition on June 20 to oppose the bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. 

Radio station KFYO in Lubbock, Texas, quoted from an e-mail Cruz sent to his supporters, reading: 

This is urgent. We must stop this Gang of 8 immigration bill, which would give amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with no guarantee of a secure border.

The Senate debate is in the final stages and we need to send Washington a strong signal of the overwhelming grassroots opposition to this amnesty bill from Americans across the country.

In his e-mail, Cruz urged supporters to share the petition with friends and to “act now — without delay — to help us defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration!”

“The Senate debate is in the final stages and we need to send Washington a strong signal of the overwhelming grassroots opposition to this amnesty bill from Americans across the country,” Cruz explained.

KFYO speculated whether Cruz or Gang of Eight Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would have more influence in the Senate on the issue of immigration. Both senators are the sons of Cuban immigrants.

On June 19, Cruz’s office issued a press release that contained excerpts from a speech he delivered on the Senate floor in which he strongly critiqued the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. Among his statements:

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