Ted Cruz: Senate Democrats should abandon immigration funding stand

The Austin American-Statesman reported the following on February 18, 2015:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday called on Senate Democrats to abandon their filibuster of funding for the Department of Homeland Security when the Senate reconvenes Monday, saying their determined effort to maintain funding for President Barack Obama’s immigration orders makes no sense now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked their implementation.

“There is no reason whatsoever for Senate Democrats to jeopardize Homeland Security funding given that this program has been declared illegal,” said Cruz, the junior senator from Texas who has found himself in the thick of past shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill.