Sen. Ted Cruz introduced an amendment to the current immigration bill back in May that would have removed the path to citizenship from the bill completely. But it also supported the same temporary legal status (RPI status) that is already in the bill that Sen. Marco Rubio has been discussing. And even more than that, it also supported permanent legal residency status as well.
Now if you happen to believe that temp legal status is amnesty, as some of you have suggested, then I guess that means Ted Cruz supports amnesty. But that’s not what it is. It isn’t amnesty. It’s temporary legal status that can’t move on to permanent legal residency status without the border being secured. The whole point of temporary legal status is to get people out of the ‘shadows’, which is what Cruz says in the video below.
He discusses at around 3:40:
Here’s a video we posted yesterday where he mentions the same RPI status at around 14:03: