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Sen. Cruz’s newest 60-second radio spot is available for your use.
Freedom Minute: Sen. Cruz on Securing the Border, Supporting Legal Immigration
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the latest in a series of “Freedom Minute” segments in which he stresses the importance of securing the border and supporting legal immigration. To date, Sen. Cruz has presented two amendments during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup process. The first would have established meaningful border security metrics and substantially increased resources to ensure true border security. The second would have reformed the high-skilled temporary worker program, increasing the visa cap by 500 percent, to help attract and retain the high-skilled workers our economy needs.
To listen to the segment, please visit: http://youtu.be/MQyTaY1i0Es
The senator has also filed three other amendments to modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration; prohibit federal, state, or local entitlement benefits for those here illegally; and, ensure that those in the U.S. illegally are not given a path to citizenship.
To view Sen. Cruz's amendments, please visit:
“SECURE THE BORDER AND SUPPORT LEGAL IMMIGRATION” RADIO SCRIPT [60 SECONDS]:
Hi, I’m Senator Ted Cruz and this is the Freedom Minute.
As you know, the U.S. Senate is right now working on a massive immigration reform bill.
It's critical that we finally get serious about securing our border. But at the same time, I strongly support legal immigration. It is a pillar of our nation’s heritage and strength.
Immigrants have a remarkable record of starting cutting-edge new companies, new industries, and of generating economic growth.
That’s why I introduced an amendment to increase the number of high-skilled, temporary workers by 500 percent.
We shouldn’t be sending high-tech graduates who we educate back to their home countries to start businesses and create jobs there.
Raising the cap for high-skilled workers should be a critical component of any immigration reform bill.
If we want more opportunities, we must welcome and celebrate those who will help us provide them.
Thanks for listening. I’m Ted Cruz and this is the Freedom Minute.
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