Statements about Immigration
Says that 9 million to 50 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.
Research shows that "a vast majority of arriving immigrants today come here because they believe that government is the source of prosperity, and that's what they support."
The United States has "an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill."
"In the last 15 years, we've witnessed a dramatic expansion in the jailing of immigrants, from about 70,000 people detained annually to about 400,000."
Says Texas passed a state ‘Dream Act’ before any other state.
Says his administration put more border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border than at "any time in history, and the flow of undocumented workers across the border is actually lower than it's been in 40 years."
Says Mitt Romney "called the Arizona law a model for the nation."
Says Obama broke his promise to offer a comprehensive immigration bill in his first year.
"Congressman Cicilline, when he was the mayor of Providence, espoused a sanctuary city."
Says the "number-one source" of illegal immigration "is people legally coming to the United States on a tourist visa or a student visa and then disappearing into the population and never being heard from again."
"If you look at the number of illegal immigrants coming into the country, it is net zero. It's been that way now for almost two years."
Says state Senate candidate Aaron Bean voted to give health care subsidies to illegal immigrants.
Says Barack Obama "has deported more people than any other president in this country's history."
Aaron Bean voted to give illegal immigrants in-state tuition.
As Florida secretary of state, Kurt Browning "allowed 1,800 illegal voters to register in Florida."
Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation."
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
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