I see Rafael Cruz Sr. on YouTube telling some Tea Party Conferences in Iowa about how evil Social Security and Medicare are for America. Queer hearing this from an eight year naturalized “American” citizen. Did he ever bother to pay into the system? Grifter!
The Heritage Foundation* has a video of Senator Ted Cruz’s dad talking about how great America is. It is so great that it took him 50 years to repay the country of his good fortunes and become a citizen in 2005, fifty years after coming here as an illegal(?) in 1957 –
“Can you imagine arriving in a new country with no money in your pocket and not knowing how to speak the language, only to see your son become a U.S. Senator for one of our nation’s biggest states?
Well, this is precisely what happened to Rafael Cruz (father of Senator Ted Cruz from Texas), who immigrated to this country from Cuba to flee an oppressive communist regime. Rafael’s immigrant story is similar to that of countless other immigrants who have arrived to our shores seeking hope and opportunity. Immigrants like Rafael come to this country seeking to escape oppression, corruption, and censorship so that they can provide a better life for their children.”
(Funny how Pop Cruz escaped Communist Oppression two years before Fidel took power. Strange how Pop Cruz knew that fellow freedom fighter Fidel Castro was a communist before Fidel knew. LOL
No doubt when he went to suck up free health care in Canada for son Ted’s birth there, he needed the special U.S. Government immigrant status (for “oppressed Cubans" escaping Fidel, that is what he filled in on the application”? - more lol) and visa to cross the border and work there.
As an illegal, working his way through the University of Texas, paying an outrageous $4.00 per credit. BTW)
Of course somewhere along the timeline, Senator Ted Cruz worked as a Law Clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, his childhood idol, got appointed Solicitor General of Texas and finally his first elected office as Senator – inspired no doubt along the way by Dad.
Dad now has all the family assets parked in a Religion tax setup in a burb in Texas. Move over Hutton Gibson!
Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the oil business.
Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was jailed and tortured by the Fulgencio Batista regime and fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution but "didn't know Castro was a Communist" and later became a staunch critic of Castro when "the rebel leader took control and began seizing private property and suppressing dissent." The elder Cruz fled to America in 1957 to study at the University of Texas, knowing no English and with only $100 sewn into his underwear. His younger sister fought in the counter-revolution and was tortured by the new regime. He remained regretful for his early support of Castro, and emphatically conveyed this remorse to his young son over the following years. The elder Cruz worked his way through school as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. Cruz's father today is a pastor in North Dallas and became a U.S. citizen in 2005.
Cruz' mother was born and raised in Delaware, in a family of Irish and Italian descent. She was the first person in her family to attend college. She earned a degree in mathematics from Rice University in Houston in the 1950s, working summers at Foley’s and Shell. Cruz has said, "I'm Cuban, Irish, and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist."