According to a Tuesday story in the McKinney Courier-Gazette, a group calling itself United We Dream intends to forcibly occupy the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas for what it regards as his “bullying” of undocumented, which is to say illegal, immigrants. The group intends to present a blowup of Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate in order to remind him of his own immigrant roots. The group is particularly irate at Cruz’s efforts to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which President Obama has used to avoid deporting a number of illegal immigrants who crossed the border as children.
Cruz was born in Canada but immigrated legally with his family as a child. He recently learned that he had dual American Canadian citizenship and was obliged to go through the legal process of renouncing his Canadian citizenship. This might have been an impediment to Cruz’s political ambitions, which are rumored to reach as high as the Oval Office.
Cruz has been an unrelenting foe of illegal immigration, even going so far as to influence the House to pass a more stringent law dealing with the current crisis on the southern border to include a repeal of DACA. It is Crux’s position that DACA has proven to be a magnet for unaccompanied children to make the dangerous journey, under the dubious care of drug cartel coyotes, across the length of Mexico from Central America to the southern United States where they are currently clogging social services attempting to house and care for them.
At the same time that he has moved to clamp down on illegal immigration, such as prohibiting a path to citizenship for illegals and prohibit state and local benefits, he has moved to reform legal immigration. He would double the number of green cards, for example, and streamline the bureaucratic procedures required to acquire one.
In any case, the United We Dream activists intend to show up at Cruz’s Houston office at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.