During one of his “Cruzin’ to the Caucus” events in Iowa this week, Senator Ted Cruz was confronted by an audience member who was brought into the country illegally by her parents as a child and who has benefitted from President Barack Obama‘s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“I think of myself as a part of this community and you know, first day of presidency, you decide to deport, you know, people like myself, you know, it’s just very difficult,” said 30-year-old Ofelia Valdez, according to The Washington Post.
The presidential candidate looked at the woman, who is a special needs worker and activist, and told her, “If you’re a DACA recipient, you were brought here illegally, and violating the law has consequences. One of the problems of our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies and there are human tragedies when people break the law.” His declaration was met with applause.
The election season continues apace.
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