Cruz, Ted - Positions on immigration policy

On his campaign website, in the Issues section, one of the main points is titled Secure the Border, and there Cruz lists the steps he would take as President to improve immigration management.
• Border security is national security. We need to secure the border once and for all. We need to stop Obama’s amnesty and enforce the rule of law. And we need to reform legal immigration to protect American workers.
• It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. As President, Ted Cruz will do what he says. He will stop illegal immigration. He will build a wall that works, triple border security, and put in place the surveillance and biometric tracking to secure the border.
• Ted Cruz will end Obama’s amnesty on day one, will end catch-and-release, increase deportations, stop sanctuary policies, and strengthen E-verify.
• In order to protect our national security and serve American workers, he will suspend and audit H-1B visas and halt any increase in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high.
• Cruz led the fight in Congress to defeat the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, he has introduced strong legislation to stop illegal immigration, and he has outlined a detailed immigration plan to protect Americans.
Sen. Cruz is now serving his first term in the Senate, having been elected in November 2012.
He is rated A by NumbersUSA for his positions on immigration policy as related to the interests of U.S. citizen workers.  In November he issued a detailed list of recommendations and promises for restoring proper enforcement and ensuring that immigration serves the best interests of citizens. View the policy paper at:  
Below are some quotes that appear on the NumbersUSA website. 
November 2015 - Sen. Cruz said that a strong E-Verify system would reduce the number of people living in the U.S. illegally.  “If we put in place a strong E-Verify system and deport criminal illegal aliens, the number of people here illegally will drop significantly, particularly if there’s not a continual flow of people coming in illegally,” Cruz said. Source:
In a December 2015 CNN interview Sen. Cruz said he would enforce immigration laws and deport those who came here illegally. “I would enforce the law,” Cruz said, explaining that he would first deport criminals without proper papers. “Federal immigration law provides that if someone is here illegally and is apprehended, that they should be sent back to their home country." Source:
"We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally,” Cruz, a senator from Texas, says on Michael Medved’s radio show in August 2015. Source:
At a January 2016 campaign stop Sen. Cruz responded to a DACA recipient question saying that even children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents must still face the consequences. Cruz told her that there are "human tragedies when people break the law…There's no reason that America's laws should have less respect than the laws of every other country on Earth," Cruz said to audience applause. "We should welcome people who come following the laws, but there are consequences for breaking the laws. And that's part of what makes America the nation that we are." Source:
In a January 2016 op-ed posted on (SC), Sen. Cruz, along with Rep. Jeff Duncan, highlighted the federal government's inability to properly vet refugees and wrote, "[t]his is why we also support a moratorium in the refugee program from high-risk countries, at the very least until we are confident in our vetting process and we have seen progress in destroying the Islamic State." Source:
In a Nov. 2015 radio interview on the Vince CoakleyShow, Sen Cruz said he would prosecute companies who abused the H-1B visa program. “I have been very concerned about reports of abuse of the [H-1B] program, of companies laying off American workers and replacing them with foreign workers.  That’s not what the H-1B program was designed to do….  If companies are abusing it and laying off American workers, they need to be investigated, they need to be audited — they’ve broken the law, they need to be prosecuted,” he said. Source: