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+-*For 4-5 million people with strong connections to the country and large voting communities who support them, whether that tweet indicates a support for this policy that will actually translate into continuing or even expanding it DAPA is their biggest question; for immigrant communities, it’s the litmus test, and we could use an unambiguous statement that cannot be “evolved” on.

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Rand Paul candidacy

+-*In the end, Rand Paul is the epitome of politicians who say “I believe in immigration reform, BUT…” He has talked about the undocumented immigrants he met in Texas making as much in a day as he did in an hour while he was working landscaping, and has shown that he does have empathy. When it comes to show this in a practical manner, however, he’s consistently broken against the few opportunities for change in our broken immigration system that have come up.

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+-*While many within the GOP embrace the rhetorical firebombs Cruz will be throwing left and right, the more moderate part of the party realize that this isn’t going to help, and addressing these issues will either alienate moderates or the crazies in the far-right primary base: in this race, Cruz will deepen the wedge between moderates and the Tea Party. Afterall, during the government shutdown standoff, Ted Cruz showed that he is perfectly willing to play the Pied Piper and lead the rest of his party to drown itself following a lead that doesn’t play well outside of a Texas primary: he truly does not care.

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