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Ted Cruz, Who Tried To Shut Down DHS Over Immigration, Calls Himself A “Proponent Of Immigration Reform"

At a meeting with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce earlier this week, 2016 Presidential candidate Ted Cruz declared himself a “proponent of immigration reform.”

Ted’s sure got a funny way of showing it.

Short of physically cutting off all electricity to the Capitol Building, Cruz has done everything in his power to stifle passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

The Canadian-born son of a Cuban immigrant, Cruz’s sole contribution to the Senate’s 2013 bipartisan immigration bill was a poison pill blocking undocumented immigrants from ever being able to attain U.S. citizenship.

When President Obama was then forced to act on his own following the GOP House’s failure to pass the Senate’s bill — or any humane solution of their own — Cruz called ending President Obama’s immigration actions his “top priority.”

And earlier this year, Cruz made his point by being one of the leaders of the failed GOP effort to shut down the Department of Homeland Security unless DACA and DAPA were first defunded (ultimately a pointless effort, as the programs are self-funded by applicants anyway).

Some immigration proponent, right?

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Another Republican invented crisis. Also keep in mind, the “small government” GOP created the Dept of Homeland Security, the largest government agency EVER. Fittingly, Republicans are going to shut DHS down in the middle of what it was intended to do: manage threats. #ISIS