Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, over a now-deleted tweet that suggested having a merit-based immigration system would disadvantage Latino migrants.
Earlier this month, President Trumpunveiled his plans for immigrationreform, including the installation of a merit-based system that grants migrants entry into the United States based on their trade, skill level, and education.
On Tuesday night, Omar slammed Trump’s proposal in a tweet that has since been deleted from her Twitter page.
As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration,” Cruz tweeted. “Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs.”
Rep. Omar’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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