Caught on Video: Ted Cruz is Running! (Away from his Immigration Record)

United We Dream Press Releases


March 23, 2015

Contact: Mario Carrillo | | 915.449.6463

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he is running for President in 2016.

See video of Ted Cruz on the run from Dreamers here.  When asked a simple question: “Do you want to deport me?” by Dreamers in a Senate elevator, Ted Cruz didn’t have the courage to own up to his own record.

Lorella Praeli, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, issued the following statement,

“Sen. Cruz wasted no time pandering to our community, by launching Spanish ads that focus on his “immigrant” story but let’s be real: Sen. Ted Cruz does not stand with the immigrant community.”

“The immigrant community can see right through his veiled attempts at sounding anything other than what he is: an anti-immigrant extremist.

“My sister Maria asked Ted Cruz whether he really wanted to deport her and he couldn’t even look her in the eyes and own up to his vote after vote to deport my family and millions of others in our community.

“Ted Cruz is running alright – running away from his record.”


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 53 local groups and more than 120,000 members. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status, sexual orientation or gender identity. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.


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