Tuesday’s Florida primary is fast approaching and Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born child of a Cuban immigrant father, thinks that his Cuban heritage is going to propel him to the top of the polls. Unfortunately for him, the numbers are saying, “Aw HELL, nah!” This is how Cruz has ticked off Latinos time and time again.
Ted Cruz is just as pumped up about building a border wall as Donald Trump.
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Direct from the Ted Cruz 2016 website:
“A Cruz Administration’s first priority for immigration reform will be to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.” The site says Cruz “will build a wall that works” because “the unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. I will complete the wall.”
Ol’ Teddy is also a big fan of tracking foreign visitors and immigrants like FedEx and Amazon packages…like, for real.
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“Amazon and FedEx can track packages around the world with down-to-the-minute precision. Google can provide street-view maps of almost any address in the country,” Cruz argues on his campaign website. “It is unacceptable that our federal government cannot keep track of the foreign nationals who have entered the United States, particularly when millions of illegal immigrants currently in the United States entered legally but overstayed their visas – as several of the 9/11 hijackers had done.”
Despite what he’s been saying at the debates, Cruz low-key loves, and has even saluted, Donald Trump’s rhetoric.
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Clearly, there are some Latino Republicans that support Trump, but for someone trying to get the larger Latino vote, this position seems like political suicide, dude.
And he STILL says he will support Donald Trump as long as he doesn’t shoot somebody on 5th Avenue.
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Leading Latino activists and civil rights icons think he is EVERYTHING we don’t need.
“They really don’t share the values of the Latino community even though they happen to be Latinos themselves,” civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, who’s no stranger to controversy herself, told Newsday. “We have to vote our values and for the people who are standing up for us. We can’t vote for somebody just because they happen to be of Latino descent.”
The numbers are NOT in his favor proving Latino voters prefer Marco Rubio instead, even if he is a robot.
Ted Cruz has a -4 favorability rating with Latinos while Marco Rubio has +6 favorability rating with Latinos. Why? Well, here are the stats that you should know about Ted Cruz. Among Latino Republicans, Marco Rubio has a +34 favorability rating and Ted Cruz is at just +21.
Even his family is unsure how they feel about the Texas senator…just ask his daughter.
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And his own mother, who needed to be coached into giving her son a hug for the camera, seems to be on the fence.
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Cruz ignores what the Latino community cares about… unless it benefits him.
“I think it’s an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression,” Cruz told The Daily Caller in 2011 when arguing against the Affordable Care Act. “Because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away. As President Reagan said, liberty is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
“If you’re a DACA recipient, you were brought here illegally, and violating the law has consequences,” Cruz told a DACA recipient in 2016 during a presidential campaign event. “One of the problems of our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies and there are human tragedies when people break the law.”