Ted Cruz
Republican

Ted Cruz's policies onImmigration

General
1 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
2 Triple the number of Border Patrol agents 0
3 Increase aerial surveillance 0
4 Provide additional equipment and technology along the border 0
5 Hold DHS accountable to the American people 0
6 End President Obama’s illegal amnesty 0
7 Rededicate DHS to fully enforcing the law, including through deportations and returns 0
8 Return illegal immigrants who are caught at our borders and ports to their countries of origin 0
9 Add detention space for interior enforcement 0
10 Sign the Stop Sanctuary Cities and Protect Americans Act 0
11 Strip sanctuary funding 0
12 Prosecute criminal immigrants and sign Kate’s Law 0
13 Encourage state and local support of federal immigration law 0
14 Institute new standards that allow for summary dismissal of dubious asylum claims 0
15 Detain asylum applicants who are security or flight risks 0
16 Criminalize visa overstays 0
17 Prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving financial benefits 0
18 Strengthen E-Verify 0
19 Stop companies from deducting illegal immigrants’ salaries from gross income 0
20 Require foreign countries to take back their deported citizens, nationals, and residents 0
21 Halt any increases in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high 0
22 Enforce the public-charge doctrine 0
23 End birthright citizenship 0
24 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
25 Conduct systematic audits of the companies that have taken advantage of the H-1B visa program during the last 15 years 0
26 Create an advanced degree requirement 0
27 Create a “layoff cool-off” period for all H-1B visa applications 0
28 Establish accreditation or recognition requirements for overseas schools 0
29 Require sworn affidavits describing domestic hiring efforts 0
30 Suspend companies from H-1B visa eligibility for failure to help foreign workers obtain green cards 0
31 End chain migration 0
32 End diversity visas 0
33 Prioritize persecuted religious minorities for refugee status 0
34 Modernize implementation of the legal immigration system to hasten economic growth 0