All statements involving Lamar Smith

"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."

The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.

Says Lamar Smith "sponsored the bill that funded Obamacare."

"In 2010, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office found that only 6.5 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border was under full control of the Border Patrol."

Says the top 20 percent of income earners pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes.

"Illegal counterfeiting and piracy costs the U.S. economy $100 billion... every year."

On applying prosecutorial discretion to immigration cases.

"Despite the administration telling us (health care reform) was going to reduce health care costs, they now acknowledge it's going to dramatically increase health care costs."

"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."

Once people become citizens under the DREAM Act "and turn 21, they can sponsor their illegal immigrant parents for legalization."

"We could cut unemployment in half simply by reclaiming the jobs taken by illegal workers."

Mexican government officials "hand out brochures showing individuals how they can avoid our Border Patrol, how they can get into our country."

Says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith supported the $700 billion Wall Street bailout in 2008, "but now he is standing in the way of reforms that would assure these bailouts would never happen again."

“Illegal immigrants currently occupy 8 million jobs.”

During a town hall meeting on health care, "ABC didn't even allow ads that opposed the president's health care plan to be aired."

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