Statements about Immigration
Says under the Senate immigration bill, newly legalized immigrants will "pay every tax possible, but you don’t get a single benefit" for 10 years.
"Currently, it takes up to 25 years to obtain U.S. citizenship legally" but the Senate bill "would allow immigrants who came to the United States illegally to obtain citizenship in just 13 years."
Says President Obama has cracked down "on employers who are attracting undocumented immigrants and hiring them more than any previous president."
If it is enacted, the Senate immigration bill is "going to make the Border Patrol bigger than the FBI -- you could put one agent every 250 feet."
"President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president."
The Senate immigration bill "has immediate legalization ... and the border security is sometime in the future, and just like in 1986, it's designed never to come into being."
The immigration bill "has a specific provision that says that Secretary Napolitano does not have to build any fence if she chooses not to."
The immigration bill includes free "Obamacars," motorcycles or scooters.
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
On immigration reform, Marco Rubio "all along has been saying, 'We have to have border security first' " and then "he gets on Spanish TV, he ends up saying, 'No, no. That will never get in the way.' "
"Immigrants are more fertile."
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
"Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 1986 amnesty act" gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional Hispanic votes in 2012.
Says "we allow more people into America legally than all other countries on the planet combined."
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
Among Hispanics, support for immigration reform is close to universal.
"We are dealing with an administration that, quite frankly, has shown a reluctance to enforce the immigration law."
South Carolina has a labor shortage, specifically in the meatpacking industry.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says South Carolina "has a labor shortage and wants more immigration."
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