Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has taken a harsher stance on immigration recently, attracting criticism from rival and immigration hard-liner Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN on his campaign bus Wednesday, Cruz said he based his decision on the fact that circumstances changed.
The senator previously had pushed for the H1B visa for high-tech workers to enter the country legally. But, he said, he now believes businesses are misusing the program to bring in low-skilled workers, firing U.S. employees and, "adding insult to injury, forcing the American workers to train their foreign replacements," he said.
"Any rational person responds to a change in circumstances. What's changed? We've seen a whole number of employers abusing the program," he told CNN.