Senator Cruz Strongly Opposes Gang of Eight Bill

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas spoke today at the Black American Leadership Alliance’s DC March for Jobs, where he focused on certain parts of the immigration bill that concern him. In his speech, he said, “One of the most egregious aspects of the gang of eight bill is its intersection with Obamacare, which penalizes businesses that hire a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident over an illegal immigrant. This is utterly and completely indefensible. If this bill passes it will increase unemployment: it will increase African American unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, youth unemployment and even legal immigrant unemployment.” Senator Cruz continued that the bill affects the people on the bottom of the economic ladder the most, and it would also hurt the United States economy. He acknowledges that the immigration system is broken, but his amendments to the bill included tougher border security measures and no pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. To read more, please visit http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=345330