Cruz Files Amendments to Immigration Reform Measure

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has jumped into the immigration reform fray by filing a slew of amendments that call for additional fencing on the border and that block a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

The Texas Republican's move comes as the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee begins a weeks-long mark-up process on the omnibus immigration reform bill authored by a bipartisan coalition of senators known as the “Gang of Eight.”

Cruz, who was called a “schoolyard bully” by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., earlier this week, said his amendments were part of a pragmatic approach ...

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