VIA| At an event in Iowa, Ted Cruz was confronted by a soft speaking, young illegal immigrant woman and she asked him bluntly if he would deport her if he became president. Cruz didn’t back down and stood his ground. The girl’s parents brought her to the US illegally and under Obama’s Dream Act, she was allowed to stay. Cruz is right… deportation is the result of a broken immigration system and people’s lives will be upended over it. But if you come here illegally, you must be deported. That is the law. If you come here the right way, America will welcome you with open arms, but we do not condone criminality and that is no way to start your journey to becoming an American citizen.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not back down from his stance on immigration Wednesday night, after being confronted by a woman who asked if he would deport her, even though it was her parents who brought her to the United States illegally.
During an event in Storm Lake, Iowa, Wednesday night, Ofelia Valdez, 30, told Cruz that although she was brought to the country illegally by her parents as a teen, she was able to retain residency due to President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or “DREAM act.”
“As a DACA holder myself, I am worried about whoever comes next in the presidency and what’s gonna happen to people like us?” Valdez said, according to a video taken posted on YouTube by the Democratic National Committee. “I think of myself as a part of this community and, you know, first day in presidency you decide to deport, you know, people like myself — it’s just very difficult to process it.”
While Valdez’ question invoked many emotions, Cruz did not concede that immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. illegally, noting that deportation is a consequence of a “broken immigration system.”
“I would note, if you’re a DACA recipient it means that you were brought here illegally, and violating the laws has consequences,” Cruz told the woman. “And one of the problems with our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies and there are human tragedies when people break the law.”
Every other country on the planet deports those that enter them illegally when they are caught. Some are thrown in prison. Some are executed. The next president will have the monumental task of cleaning up this horrendous mess that Obama has made. We are a nation of laws and there are consequences for breaking them. Without laws and our borders, we are no longer a sovereign nation. To allow unfettered illegal immigration is to be overrun by outside forces and to be conquered. It also means national bankruptcy as our system cannot handle all the entitlements being given freely to those who come here illegally. It breaks the system and destroys all of us. Cruz’s honesty here is refreshing and presidential. Sometimes truth hurts, but it is necessary.