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Cruz: Boot all illegal immigs

- BYGINGER ADAMS OTIS

ROUND ’EM up and ship ’em out, Ted Cruz said Monday while discussing his immigratio­n policy on Fox News.

The Republican presidenti­al candidate — who’s trailing immigratio­n hard-liner Donald Trump — said he’d have no problem tracking down anyone living outside the law in the U.S.

“We have law enforcemen­t that looks for people who are violating the laws, that apprehends them and deports them,” Cruz told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

When challenged by a skeptical O’Reilly, the Texas senator insisted he meant business — saying he’d go after all 12 million people living here illegally.

“Listen, we should enforce the law . . . . Yes, we should deport them,” Cruz said.

“We should build a wall, we should triple the Border Patrol. Federal law requires that anyone here illegally that’s apprehende­d should be deported,” he repeated to a dubious O’Reilly.

After the show aired, Cruz’s spokeswoma­n insisted to reporters that nothing had changed about his immigratio­n policy.

“Cruz has been very clear,” Catherine Frazier told Dallas News. “They broke the law, they face the consequenc­e.”

In the past, Cruz has been vague when pressed about whether he would seek out illegal residents to deport them.

His amped-up approach came after he narrowly missed beating Marco Rubio in Saturday’s South Carolina primary.

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