Hispanic Republicans Blast Cruz
He may have a Cuban-American father and an Hispanic last name, but he’s no friend to Hispanics.
The group, which held a similar event in Colorado before the previous debate, where they blasted Trump and issued a warning to Cruz, met with campaign chairman Chad Sweet earlier in the day, peppering him with questions.
They said Sweet surprised them all by saying that Cruz opposes any and all forms of legalization for undocumented immigrants, and that he believes in attrition through enforcement — or making the lives of those in the country illegally so hard that they go back to their native countries. That, the group said, amounts to self-deportation, a policy supported by Mitt Romney in 2012 widely credited with hurting him with Hispanic voters.
“We learned today that Sen. Cruz believes in attrition through enforcement,” Alfonso Aguilar of the American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership and de facto leader of the group said, adding that the Cruz camp doesn’t like to call it self-deportation “but that’s what it is.”