According to Senator Ted Cruz’s immigration policy, applicants for US citizenship should not be eligible if they have a previous federal convictions in the United States. This includes those who violate federal law by failing to secure lawful entry/residency in the US territories and states.
The issue came up on the campaign trail, this week. While campaigning this week in Iowa, where he’s leading the polls ahead of that state’s Feb. 1 presidential caucuses, Cruz suggested he’ll be tougher on people in the U.S. illegally than his rival for the Republican nomination.
“There’s a difference,” Cruz told a questioner at an event in Boone. “He’s advocated allowing folks to come back in and become citizens. I oppose that.”