Statements about Border Security
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
"The president flagrantly defies the 2006 federal law ordering the construction of a secure border fence along the entire Mexican border."
Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
Says Paul Workman authored legislation providing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
"Why was there no news coverage of this raid on the Arizona border? … Seizure was just five days ago. Right on the Arizona border!"
Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.
"Ballistic tests have confirmed that the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent was caused by" weapons that were part of a federal arms trafficking operation.
"We have, right now, Hezbollah, which is working throughout Latin America, in Venezuela, in Mexico, throughout Latin America, which poses a very significant and imminent threat to the United States of America."
"I have sent over $400 million to the border of Mexico in the form of Texas Ranger recon teams."
"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."
Says El Paso was named America’s "Safest Large City" a year after San Antonio, Houston and Dallas had the nation’s highest crime rates.
"The federal government has not engaged in (border security) at all."
Says that when President Obama visited El Paso, he "pronounced that the border with Mexico and the United States was safer than it ever was in history."
"We have seized more currency, more drugs, more outbound arms in the past year than any year in our country’s history."
Says Gov. Rick Perry has been "begging" for the federal government to send the Coast Guard to patrol two lakes on the U.S.-Mexico border.
"The (border) fence is now basically complete."
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