Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, says he sees good arguments on both sides of the current debate on the 14th Amendment and "anchor babies," but said a much quicker resolution to the nation's immigration problem would be to enforce current laws.
"There's a good faith argument on both sides," he said Sunday on "Face the Nation."
"We should pursue whichever one is effective. But as policy matter, we should change the law."
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America is facing a "crisis" over illegal immigration, said Cruz, who has proposed a law to stop visa overstays as well as more National Guard members patrolling the border.
Cruz said that while there is value in trying to end the practice of mothers coming into the United States to have children that are given birthright citizenship, any legal remedy would take a long time.
"The first priority should be securing the border and we can do that with a president unlike president Obama, who will actually enforce the laws and get the job done," he said.
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