Statements about Border Security
"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 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
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.
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