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Cruz Issues Statement on Trump Immigration Executive Order

Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement today, praising President Donald Trump's recent executive order regarding immigration.

"Today, President Trump took action that will launch the process of securing our southern border and effectively enforcing our nation’s immigration laws," Cruz said in a written statement. "These are policies on which Americans have waited far too long for action, and I stand ready to work with my colleagues to support these measures with any additional Congressional action that may be necessary to ensure they are timely and effectively implemented."

Cruz's statement also discussed "Kate's Law." Cruz is a sponsor of the law, which was named for Kate Steinle. According to Cruz's official senate website (, if passed the bill would amend federal law to impose a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for any illegal reentry offense.

Cruz reintroduced the bill, earlier this month. Cruz first introduced the bill in 2015. Cruz's bill was co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), David Perdue (R-Georgia), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska).

Photo by Washington Post

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