Who is Rafael B. Cruz and what is his real life story? Many people know what it is not. Although not widely known among the masses, many researchers had discovered that Rafael B. Cruz’s “Coming to America” story is full of holes and outright lies. Author Paul W. LeBon in his book, “Liar Liar Cruz on Fire: Exposing the Biggest Fraud in US Political History” lays out the case of 76 substantial lies that have been told for years by Rafael Cruz to audiences across America regarding his heroic tale of life in Cuba followed by his struggles in America.

LeBon’s book and video series blow apart Father Cruz’s tall tales with many facts that can’t be disputed as most are in direct conflict with US immigration laws and known practices that were in existence at the time. A few quick examples are the following:

  • There was no such thing as a “four-year student visa” so he could not have received one.
  • To be accepted as a foreign student, one must have clearly demonstrated the financial ability to support the student while in our country and have the funds to pay for tuition. The famous, “With only a $100 bill sewn in my underwear” has played very well politically for both him and his son Ted but it simply could not be true if he really was accepted as a foreign student on a visa.
  • The infamous claim that he did not know a word of English would also have immediately disqualified him for obvious reasons. How could a foreign student be successful at a university in the US back in the late 1950’s if he really knew no English? He would have been immediately rejected instead of accepted.
  • Rafael supposedly worked full-time, “Washing dishes 7-days a week for 50 cents an hour.” Makes a great-sounding story if only the facts would stop getting in the way. The minimum wage was over 50 cents an hour at the time and he would not have been allowed under conditions of his student visa to be working full-time anyway. He was supposed to be a full-time student, not foreign worker.

It is all quite an amazing tale but would be more accurate in the “fiction” section of your local library, not as a stump speech used as a political stunt to help boost his son “Ted” to national notoriety.

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