Statements about Border Security
"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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