Statements about Border Security

"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."

The Obama administration increased the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes by 70 percent.

"The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004."

Says neither President Barack Obama nor Mexico President Felipe Calderon "have been on the border to see what's happening to the citizens of Mexico, and for that matter the citizens of Texas."

There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border."

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