July 4, 2013 In a state with a fast-growing Latino population, the fight over immigration is especially relevant. There's scant backing for the Senate's immigration bill among Texas Republicans in Washington, but some Texans say those lawmakers are "behind the curve."
June 20, 2013 The Texas senator says giving a path to citizenship to immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be unfair to immigrants who followed the rules, like his own father, 74-year-old Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. He portrays his dad as a kind of Cuban Horatio Alger.
June 2, 2013 Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz, a freshman senator from Texas, has seen his star rise in recent months. His appearances at events like a big New York City fundraiser this week are fueling speculation about a presidential bid in 2016 — a move he's not ruling out.
May 29, 2013 The immigration overhaul proposed by a bipartisan group of senators has been passed out of committee and will soon be brought before the Democratic-led Senate. Less clear, though, is where the issue is headed in the GOP-controlled House, where another bipartisan group is at work on its own bill.