Keep it up, Ted, and I may force myself to forget that you behaved like a potted plant during the hearings (most of which I watched) and markup of the Senates misleading, criminal-coddling amnesty bill.
Senators Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley did yeomans work during the several days of hearings to improve the pre-decided anti-enforcement bill at least a little by introducing sensible amendments, 49 and 77 respectively. (For more details about the markup, see my article WaPo Compares Senator Sessions To George Wallace—He Must Be Doing Something Right!.)
Senator Cruz, however, proposed only five amendments, and one of those was to increase H-1b tech visas by 500 percent (which billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg must have appreciated). Cruz proudly introduced his amendment to substantially increase legal immigration as if America needed thousands of foreign tech workers when capable US workers are routinely laid off when they reach 40.
I hate to be un-positive about anyones efforts against illegal alien amnesty, and genuinely hope the Texas senator has become more educated about immigration in the intervening year. Obamas promised amnesty is an evil attack on foundational American principles about law and sovereignty. But radical changes to the jobs marketplace caused by smart machines mean that far fewer legal immigrants are needed for the economy of the near future.