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Cruz: Obama Pushing Citizenship Because He Wants Immigration Reform to Fail


In an interview with CBS News this morning, Senator Ted Cruz suggested that a pathway to citizenship is a major impediment in immigration reform discussions, and that that’s exactly what the Obama administration wants. 

I think the reason the White House is insisting on a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally is because the White House knows that insisting on that is very likely to scuttle the bill,” he told Jan Crawford, adding that it would allow Democrats to run on immigration reform in the 2014 midterms.

“What would you do with the 11 million people who are here illegally?” Crawford asked later in the interview. ”I think there could probably be a compromise on that,” Cruz answered, “if the a path to citizenship was taken off the table.”


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