Statements about Immigration
"More than 50 percent of immigrants from (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) use at least one major welfare program once they get here."
Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
"We are accepting more legal immigrants than we ever have in the history (of the United States.)"
"In New York, your chances of getting murdered are 1 in 25,000. In Honduras, it’s 1 in 14."
"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."
The Obama administration "manipulated deportation data to make it appear that the Border Patrol was deporting more illegal immigrants than the Bush administration."
Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."
Children are crossing the border because President Barack Obama said "if you come, you’re going to be able to stay, because we’re not going to enforce the law."
When undocumented children are picked up at the border and "told to appear later in court ... 90 percent do not then show up."
"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."
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