“What would President Cruz do? Do American citizen children of two illegal immigrants, who are born here, the children, get deported under a President Cruz?” Kelly asked.Donald Trump, she said, “has answered that question explicitly.”“Megyn, I get that that’s the question you want to ask,” Cruz said. “That’s also the question every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to ask.”Asked whether it is an unfair question, Cruz said that it is “a distraction” from solving the issue.“You know, it’s also the question that Barack Obama wants to focus on,” Cruz retorted.“Why is it so hard? Why don’t you just say yes or no?” Kelly asked.Cruz’s response: “Because, Megyn, we need to solve the problem. And the way you solve the problem is you focus where there’s bipartisan agreement first. Once we’ve secured the border, once we’ve proven we can do this, once we’ve stopped the Obama administration’s policy of releasing 104,000 violent criminal illegal aliens in one year. Once we’ve solved that problem, then we can have a debate, then we can have a conversation.”
So far, two Democrats…have come out against the agreement. All 54 Republican senators could be expected to support efforts to end a filibuster, leaving opponents four votes short of the required 60. That means opponents would need to secure the support of at least four of about a dozen Democrats who have yet to disclose their position.
Many lawmakers facing angry constituents on both sides of the issue might, at a minimum, want to avoid being seen as the deciding vote that put the Iran deal on top. Such votes can be used in countless future political ads. And while there is safety in numbers, there’s no certainty. A number of Democrats, some of whom lost reelection bids, have been attacked as the deciding vote on ObamaCare, for example.
About 58 percent of mentions of Mr. Trump in mainstream news media — broadcast, cable, radio and online outlets — in the past month have focused on immigration, while on Spanish-language news programs, the proportion is almost 80 percent, according to an analysis by Two.42.Solutions, a nonpartisan media analytics company.