Statements about Immigration

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."

John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

In 2011, Carlos López-Cantera "staunchly supported" a Florida bill modeled after Arizona’s immigration law

A judge's order means there's a "Constitution exemption zone" if you live "within 100 miles of the United States border."

"The most popular name is no longer John or Steven. It's Jose, Camilo and Maria."

The "priorities" of more than three-quarters of Americans are to increase the minimum wage, create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and require background checks for gun buyers.

President Barack Obama has the "power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country."

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