Ted Cruz has said on the campaign trail and in a presidential debate that the mainstream media would be reporting quite differently if they saw the issue of illegal immigration as an economic issue, if those thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border were lawyers, journalists, or bankers, for example, all vying to take their jobs and drive down their wages.
Now Cruz has put the message in a visual format, releasing a powerful campaign ad entitled “Invasion,” depicting people in business suits carrying briefcases running across the border into America.
Ted Cruz narrates the one-minute video himself.
“I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue. But I can tell you, it is a very personal economic issue,” Cruz says. “And I will say the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees coming over and driving down the wages. In the press, then we’d see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation,” Cruz predicted.
Cruz then promised as president to triple the border patrol and to secure the border. The video shows him making the statement at a GOP presidential debate, showing “Gang of Eight” leader of the Rubio-Schumer Amnesty Bill, Marco Rubio next to him looking uncertain and worried.
In a funny moment during last month’s GOP debate, Cruz said he would build a border security fence and get Donald Trump to pay for it. Surprisingly, Trump agreed that he would.