Statements about Border Security

"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."

Children are crossing the border because President Barack Obama said "if you come, you’re going to be able to stay, because we’re not going to enforce the law."

"If you're a Mexican, you get sent back. ... But if you're from a noncontiguous country like the Central American countries" then you can stay in the United States.

"Obama regime planned the influx of illegal alien children at the border."

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

A judge's order means there's a "Constitution exemption zone" if you live "within 100 miles of the United States border."

"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."

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