“Undocumented Democrats” Stream Across U.S. Borders

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Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: “undocumented Democrats.” Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls.

“Proponents of the Gang of Eight were being hypocrites. They were not telling the truth,” he said. “What they claimed they were interested in was not in fact what they were interested in. What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters. There’s a reason why I think the new politically correct term is no longer illegal aliens; it’s undocumented Democrats.”

The Gang of Eight was a bipartisan group of senators who, in 2013, crafted a compromise immigration reform bill. Cruz isn’t just criticizing them to look tough on immigration, a hot issue in the GOP primary this year; one of his biggest GOP rivals, Marco Rubio, was a member of the Gang of Eight. * * *

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/17/460149169/undocumented-democrats-is-ted-cruzs-new-politically-correct-term

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