Ted Cruz Pushed to Dramatically Expand Muslim Migration in 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) VOTING RECORD A 97% Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislative proposals that would have radically expanded Muslim migration into the United States, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was pushing to open America’s borders in 2013, the Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard noted in a new exposé.
“Plans pushed by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz under the immigration reform debate in 2013 that would have jumped the number of immigrants, including those from Muslim nations, were raised by the Trump campaign Tuesday,” Bedard wrote on Tuesday.
“Under the Cruz plan, yearly legal immigration would have gone from 740,000 to 1,675,000. He said [subsequently] his idea was to actually help kill the bill not boost the numbers.”
Back then, during the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill fight, Cruz said that the “best” part of the bill from Rubio and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), among its other co-authors, were its changes to legal immigration.
Those changes would have resulted in a complete demographic transformation of the nation. Cruz complained that with regards to legal immigration, Rubio’s immigration expansion bill did not go “nearly far enough.”
At the time, Cruz said:
The best aspect of the so-called Gang of Eight bill is the reform that is found concerning legal immigration. I think it makes some positive steps with regard to legal immigration, but I don’t think it goes nearly far enough… if we want to improve high-skilled innovation in my view we should not do so by half measures. We should do so with a significant step that materially improves the status quo, and for that reason I’ve introduced this amendment to increase the cap by five hundred percent.
As such, Cruz offered an amendment to double green cards—which would have resulted in an explosion of low-skilled immigration from non-Western nations. Today, approximately nine in ten green cards are given to non-Western countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asi, and Latin America.
The U.S. has admitted 59 million immigrants since 1965, changing the structure of the country both economically and culturally. Cruz also offered an amendment to quintuple the controversial H-1B program, which would have allowed corporations to replace American workers with lower-wage foreign workers and would have resulted in a vast expansion of Muslim migration.
As Breitbart News has previously reported, the H-1B visa is a direct pipeline for Muslim migration. According to State Department data, in 2014 the U.S. admitted over 4,000 migrants from Muslim-majority countries on H-1B visas, plus an extra 108,000 H-1B migrants from India.
If the demographics of the employment visas match the demographics of the country, this would mean that more than 15,000 H-1B visas went to Muslim Indians (14% of 108,000)—meaning that in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. likely issued around 19,000 H-1B visas to Muslim foreign workers.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.