Statements about Immigration

"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.

The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."

Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because  President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."

Says he lived in a colonia while working as a farm worker.

"The platform of the Republican Party says deport everybody and to hell with it."

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

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."

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