Statements about Immigration

Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."

Says of flood of non-Mexicans being apprehended at the border: "These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations."

Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"

Says 11 soccer players on the U.S. Men’s National Team are immigrants.

A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."

Says Eric Cantor "was the co-author of the House GOP principles on immigration reform. Both the 'New York Times' and the 'Washington Post' said that that captured the essence of what was in the Senate immigration bill."

"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."

U.S. Reps. Eric Cantor and Luis Gutierrez were "touring the country last year … joined at the hip, working together in a bipartisan fashion indeed for the goal of immigration reform."

Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent, Dave Brat.

Senate immigration legislation is the "Obama-Reid plan to give illegal immigrants amnesty."

Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."

Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."

On in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."

Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."

"When you get a commercial pilot’s license, you learn to communicate in English no matter where you are in the world."

"Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?"

"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."

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