Ted Cruz Opposes Deportation Force

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate, speaks at a campaign stop on his 'Cruzin to Caucus' bus tour on January 7, 2016 in Humboldt, Iowa. Cruz began a six-day bus tour of Iowa ahead of the state's February 1, caucuses. (Photo by
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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he’s not in favor of sending agents out to round up undocumented immigrants to deport them.

“No, I don’t intend to send jackboots to knock on your door and every door in America. That’s not how we enforce the law for any crime,” Cruz told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“We don’t have any system that knocks on the doors of every person in America,” Cruz told Tapper. “We also don’t have people going door-to-door looking for murderers. We don’t live in a police state. We do have law enforcement.”

According to CNN:

Cruz indicated that he would only deport those who are apprehended, such as those who commit crimes or are caught by prospective employers without having immigrated legally. Immigration and Custom Enforcement or Border Patrol agents could also apprehend those along the border.


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