Statements about Immigration
"The U.S. Census believes that by 2030 the majority of Americans will use Spanish as their first language."
"91 percent of Latinos support the DREAM Act, which allows undocumented youth to attend college," but Marco Rubio opposes it.
Says Newt Gingrich said "Spanish is the language of the ghetto."
There are 86 languages spoken at Miami Dade College.
The city of Pembroke Pines doesn't have a vote in a plan to build a detention center in Southwest Ranches.
Proof of citizenship isn't necessary before you register to vote in Florida.
Says his parents "came to America following Fidel Castro's takeover" of Cuba.
"I sponsored and was the co-sponsor of the only legislation that ever passed that had E-Verify provisions in it back in 2010 when I served in the Legislature."
Says that had E-Verify been in place in Florida when 9/11 terrorists lived here, "we might have saved the lives of 3,000 Americans."
Says using E-Verify is "a fair amount of cost," about $20 per person that does not match.
"On the question on the DREAM Act, no -- no to granting lower tuition to illegals."
"In Florida, illegal immigration costs taxpayers nearly $4 billion (a year). This amounts to $700 for every household in Florida."
"Rick Scott got a majority of the Hispanic vote in Florida."
Charlie Crist "attacks me for positions he held, like, six months ago, (when) he was running in the Republican primary."
Marco Rubio says "Solo Ingles" (English only).
Ron Klein "repeatedly voted in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants."
"We have over 700,000 illegal immigrants in the state. They're costing us billions of dollars and they're taking legal residents' jobs."
"Police officers in this state have that right," to check the immigration status of people they arrest.
"Rick Scott's company is partners with Playboy in a social networking website that has community pages specifically geared towards gay dating."
"In Florida alone, more than $3.5 billion a year is spent on health care and criminal justice for illegal immigrants."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: