Ted Cruz
Republican

Ted Cruz's policies onAll

Environment
1 End the EPA regulations like the Waters of the U.S. rule and the Clean Power Plan that burden small businesses and farmers 0
Government
2 Pass the REINS Act, holding Congress accountable to vote on any major cost-inducing regulation 0
Healthcare
3 Repeal Obamacare 0
Immigration
4 Complete all 700 miles of priority fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, and dedicate the resources necessary to replace all single-layer fencing 0
5 Triple the number of Border Patrol agents 0
6 Increase aerial surveillance 0
7 Provide additional equipment and technology along the border 0
8 Hold DHS accountable to the American people 0
9 End President Obama’s illegal amnesty 0
10 Rededicate DHS to fully enforcing the law, including through deportations and returns 0
11 Return illegal immigrants who are caught at our borders and ports to their countries of origin 0
12 Add detention space for interior enforcement 0
13 Sign the Stop Sanctuary Cities and Protect Americans Act 0
14 Strip sanctuary funding 0
15 Prosecute criminal immigrants and sign Kate’s Law 0
16 Encourage state and local support of federal immigration law 0
17 Institute new standards that allow for summary dismissal of dubious asylum claims 0
18 Detain asylum applicants who are security or flight risks 0
19 Criminalize visa overstays 0
20 Prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving financial benefits 0
21 Strengthen E-Verify 0
22 Stop companies from deducting illegal immigrants’ salaries from gross income 0
23 Require foreign countries to take back their deported citizens, nationals, and residents 0
24 Halt any increases in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high 0
25 Enforce the public-charge doctrine 0
26 End birthright citizenship 0
27 Suspend the issuance of all H-1B visas for 180 days to complete a comprehensive investigation and audit of pervasive allegations of abuse of the program 0
28 Conduct systematic audits of the companies that have taken advantage of the H-1B visa program during the last 15 years 0
29 Create an advanced degree requirement 0
30 Create a “layoff cool-off” period for all H-1B visa applications 0
31 Establish accreditation or recognition requirements for overseas schools 0
32 Require sworn affidavits describing domestic hiring efforts 0
33 Suspend companies from H-1B visa eligibility for failure to help foreign workers obtain green cards 0
34 End chain migration 0
35 End diversity visas 0
36 Prioritize persecuted religious minorities for refugee status 0
37 Modernize implementation of the legal immigration system to hasten economic growth 0
Jobs & Economy
38 Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline 0
39 Harness our nation’s energy resources and remove federal impediments to energy exploration, development, and trade 0
Taxes
40 Introduce a flat tax of 10% for individuals 0
41 Introduce a flat tax of 16% for businesses 0
42 Create a Universal Savings Accounts (USA) allowing savings of up to $25,000 per year in tax-deferred dollars 0
43 Eliminate the death tax 0
44 Abolish the IRS 0
45 Eliminate the complexity that invites government mischief, corporate welfare, and cronyism 0
46 Reduce tax evasion and make sure all businesses pay their fair share 0
47 Remove the current tax penalty on American businesses that earn profits abroad, encouraging those businesses to bring profits home 0
48 Foreign imports will be subject to the Business Flat Tax and American exports will have the tax removed 0