There's a lot of buzz about Ted Cruz's failure to explicitly endorse Trump [Jeers and Boos: Transcript of Ted Cruz's Speech
, Roll Call, June 21] but it's worth noting that Cruz's speech did hit some immigration patriot notes:
We deserve an immigration system that puts America first, and yes, builds a wall to keep America safe.A government that stops admitting ISIS terrorists as refugees. We deserve trade policies that put the interests of American farmers over the interests that are funding the lobbyists.And, if we stand together and choose freedom, our future will be brighter. Freedom will bring back jobs and raise wages. Freedom will lift people out of dependency to the dignity of work.
...President Obama is a man who does everything backwards. He wants to close Guantanamo Bay, and open up our borders. He exports jobs, and imports terrorists. Enough is enough.
In Mike Pence's speech, on the other other hand the only
mention of immigration is this:
I grew up on the front row of the American dream. My grandfather immigrated to this country. I was raised in a small town in southern Indiana, in a big family with a cornfield in the backyard.Although we weren’t really a political family, the heroes of my youth were President John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.[Transcript]