Republican Sen. Ted Cruz blasted a pair of Senate immigration bills that would grant amnesty for young people who entered the country illegally as a “profound mistake.”
“Mark my words: if Republicans majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people and amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both house of Congress and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will impeach President Trump,” Cruz said on “Fox & Friends.”
The White House has urged support for one of the bills from Sen. Chuck Grassley, which would provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young illegal immigrants in exchange for more spending on border security, an end to chain migration and the visa lottery system.
“I can tell you the American people don’t want amnesty,” he said later.
“We want the border secure. You know what we ought to be doing? We ought to be passing thing like Kate’s law, which I introduced. Kate’s law says that violent felons who repeatedly enter the country illegally should face a mandatory prison sentence. That’s common-sense legislation.”
“Overwhelming majority of Americans agree with that. If we had passed Kate’s law, that beautiful young woman, Kate Steinle would not have been murdered on the pier in California by a repeat violent criminal who had been in and out of prison deported repeatedly.”
“It is a profound mistake for Republicans to be granting amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of people here illegally. And it’s not being faithful to the promises we made to the voters.” (RELATED: Pelosi Set A 100-Year Record To Stand For Illegal Immigrants — But Wouldn’t Stand For American Unity)