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When it comes to unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. illegally, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has kind words but stern policy proposals. (Associated Press)

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted Google Map directions to border towns from President Obama's planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas. (Ted Cruz via Twitter)

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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 10, 2014, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Washington. He has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship, doing do amide speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban who didn't become a U.S. citizen until 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 10, 2014, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Washington. He has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship, doing do amide speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban who didn't become a U.S. citizen until 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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**FILE** Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said a new amendment offered by Democrats intended to target special interest spending in elections could give Congress the power to ban books and movies. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz address delegates at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas Friday, June 6, 2014. Cruz has fired up the Texas Republican Convention, promising to lead a conservative revolution unseen since the days of Ronald Reagan. The tea party favorite is a possible 2016 presidential candidate, and seemed like one during his speech Friday before thousands of adoring delegates who gave him numerous standing ovations. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

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Zach Dasher, part of the "Duck Dynasty" clan and now a U.S. House hopeful, counts Matt Drudge, Sen. Ted Cruz and the Heritage Foundation among those he follows on a new campaign presence on Twitter.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz address delegates at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas Friday, June 6, 2014. Cruz has fired up the Texas Republican Convention, promising to lead a conservative revolution unseen since the days of Ronald Reagan. The tea party favorite is a possible 2016 presidential candidate, and seemed like one during his speech Friday before thousands of adoring delegates who gave him numerous standing ovations. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Midterm election campaigns are in full swing, but several thousand Republicans gathering in Louisiana look toward a bigger prize. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Midterm election campaigns are in full swing, but several thousand Republicans gathering in Louisiana look toward a bigger prize. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Midterm election campaigns are in full swing, but several thousand Republicans gathering in Louisiana look toward a bigger prize. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, addresses a crowd during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah. Cruz will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country's pro-Russian president, his office said Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX) congratulates Congressman Ralph Hall, (R-TX) after Hall received the Founding Spirit Award during the Honoring Our Veterans and Veterans in Congress program at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, May 21. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Times

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Congressman Ralph Hall, (R-TX), left, holds up his Founding Spirit Award as Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX), looks on during the Honoring Our Veterans and Veterans in Congress program at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, May 21. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Times

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Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX), left, congratulates Congressman Ralph Hall, (R-TX) after Hall received the Founding Spirit Award during the Honoring Our Veterans and Veterans in Congress program at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, May 21. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Times

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Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX), center, congratulates Congressman Ralph Hall, (R-TX) after Hall received the Founding Spirit Award during the Honoring Our Veterans and Veterans in Congress program at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, May 21. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Times