Statements about Immigration

"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.

"We’re at the point of reaching 2 million deportations ... this is a historic level, more than any other president of the United States."

John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."

In 2011, Carlos López-Cantera "staunchly supported" a Florida bill modeled after Arizona’s immigration law

"The most popular name is no longer John or Steven. It's Jose, Camilo and Maria."

The "priorities" of more than three-quarters of Americans are to increase the minimum wage, create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and require background checks for gun buyers.

President Barack Obama has the "power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country."

"American voters remain steadfast in their support for immigration reform with a path to citizenship, with more than 70 percent who want to see reform passed this year."

"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."

"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.

I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

"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."

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.

About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."

The 2010 DREAM Act failed despite "strong bipartisan support."

Says an illegal immigrant fraudulently claimed children who actually lived in Mexico on income tax forms to collect more than $29,000.

Says President Barack Obama could "basically" legalize all immigrants here illegally "by the sign of a pen."

"Unemployment has been on the rise throughout Wisconsin" as Paul Ryan stepped up his advocacy of "immigration increases."

"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."

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