Senator Ted Cruz visited Aggieland Monday afternoon to tour several biodefense and biomedical initiatives on A&M's campus.
Cruz joined A&M System Chancellor John Sharp and others for a tour at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing building. The facility will help protect our nation from bioterrorism by creating vaccinations.
"We need to be prepared in this country to deal with those threats to protect our citizens," said Senator Cruz. "The facilities that exist here at A&M and the facilities that are being built in the next few years will provide a tremendous platform for the science it is going to take to deal with those threats."
Cruz also talked to us about immigration reform; he said we need to make it easier for high skilled immigrants to come over and work.
"We need to improve and streamline legal immigration," Cruz said. "We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome, but celebrates legal immigrants."
He does not think Congress will pass Obama's plan to allow citizenship to current illegal immigrants.