Santorum Hits Cruz on Immigration
November 03, 2015, 06:56 AM
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Rick Santorum was the runner-up in the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but this go-around his campaign hasn't gotten out of the polling basement.    Santorum hasn't given up, however, and the good thing is he's promoting a good immigration position and attacking another candidate on that very issue.    I wish that all the GOP candidates would try to prove they were more restrictionist than their opponents and mean it.

From the Daily Caller:

Former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum slammed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for having a weak position on immigration Monday [November 2nd].

During a speech given at the Davenport County, Iowa Republican Party headquarters, Santorum criticized political leaders of both parties for backing increases in immigration, and singled out Cruz in particular.

“It’s not just the Democrats. It’s Democrats and Republicans,” Santorum said of immigration supporters, according to the Quad-City Times. “It’s Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and, yes, it’s Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz wants to take the H-1B program and increase it by 500 percent. He wants to go from 65,000 to 330,000. Again, ‘Mr. Conservative.’ Everybody [says] how conservative he is. He wants to increase it by five times.”

Santorum is referring to Cruz’s pledge to increase H-1B visas by “500 percent.”

One of the former Pennsylvania senator’s major campaign items is a promise to reduce immigration across the board and crack down on illegal immigration. In his bid for the presidency, Cruz is also touting his credentials in fighting against legislation aimed at legalizing illegal aliens, but has so far indicated no interest in reducing legal immigration.

Santorum — while critical of Cruz on immigration — praised him for being willing to filibuster bad legislation in the Senate in the Monday talk.

However, the Texas senator is outpacing the 2012 primary runner-up in the polls.  According to the latest ReadlClear Politics average,  Cruz sits at seven percent nationally while Santorum is languishing at 0.4 percent.

Santorum: Cruz is Weak on Immigration  By Scott Greer, Daily Caller, Nov. 2, 2015

Yes, but, anything that gets this issue out into the campaign is positive.