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Sen. Cruz Files Amendments to Immigration Reform Legislation

May 8, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has filed five amendments to the immigration reform legislation currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee that will:

  • Strengthen border security measures
  • Reform the high-skilled temporary worker program
  • Modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration
  • Prohibit federal, state, or local entitlement benefits for those here illegally
  • Ensure that those in the U.S. illegally are not given a path to citizenship

“There is widespread, bipartisan support for fixing our nation’s broken immigration system, and we should approach it by addressing those areas where we can reach agreement so that we actually have a chance of passing an effective bill into law,” said Sen. Cruz.

“The amendments filed today to strengthen border security and reform our legal immigration system will not only bring meaningful, effective improvements to our immigration system, but also have a chance of becoming law. America is a nation of immigrants, built by immigrants and we need to honor that heritage by fixing our broken immigration system, while upholding the rule of law and championing legal immigration.”

Full text of the amendments can be found on the Senate Judiciary Committee website:



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