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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, called Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, via a now-deleted tweet that suggested that a merit-based immigration system to disadvantage Latino-would be migrants.
Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his plans for immigration reform, including the installation of a merit-based system that grants migrants the entry into the United States due to their trade, skills and education.
On Tuesday evening, Omar slammed Trump’s proposal in a tweet that has since been deleted from her Twitter page.
A “merit-based” immigration policy, fueled by racism against Latinx community,” Omar wrote. “Our immigration policy should not be based on discrimination, fear, or fanaticism. We should all immigrants to our country and offer a simple path to citizenship.”
This solved a ton of recoil from critics.
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Sen. Cruz also weighed in and called the democratic party appear to believe that the “Spanish immigrants can’t qualify for the skills of legal immigration.”
“As the son of a Cuban immigrant, whose father came to the math course of study & you are a computer programmer, I am concerned that the Democrats seem to believe that Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for the skills of legal immigration,” Cruz tweeted. “Bringing in more scientists, engineers and doctors is good for US jobs.”
Rep. Omar’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.