Here he is, in his own words, in 2011 when he was running for US Senate…
“I’m strongly opposed to illegal immigration/ I am categorically opposed to amnesty. And I strongly support legal immigrants who follow the rules and come here to work towards achieving the American dream. Now with respect to securing the borders, I approach this as someone who has spent much of his adult life with law enforcement. It makes utterly no sense that we don’t know who is coming in to this country, we don’t know their criminal backgrounds. Our borders are largely unsecure, and particularly in a post 9/11 world, that is lunacy. I support any and all possible efforts to secure the border. That includes fences. That includes walls. That includes technology. That includes helicopters. That includes drones. That includes manpower. That includes employment verification. That includes approaching it as a law enforcement priority, and right now neither party is serious enough about doing it.”
So there you go.
Can it possibly get any clearer? This is so clear in fact, that the Democratic nominee will no doubt use it as ammo to accuse Ted Cruz of hate speech. Whether you like it or not, he stated his position succinctly, and offered exact, immediate solutions he would like to see implemented.
Hopefully we can finally talk about the issue seriously, when you see more and more the effect illegal immigration is having in Europe. Like Sweden becoming the rape capital of the west (no really, read Sweden Officially Becomes Rape Capital of the West here), or the fact that some of the Paris attacks were carried out by Islamic migrants. Those tolerant bastards.
Here’s the deal. I believe that at this point in the game, both Cruz and Trump want to take some serious steps toward fixing the United States immigration problem. That’s a good thing. But I’d prefer to hear them talk about said steps, rather than yelling “Nuh-uh! I’m more anti-illegal immigration than you!”
As to where yours truly stands on the issue? Well, here’s a low-def video from 2009 which youtube temporarily removed due to “offensive” content before it was re-instated. Draw your own conclusions as to who’s been most consistent…