Statements from San Antonio
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
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."
"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."
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
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.
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
San Antonio has seen "67% growth" in water customers "in the last 25 years, 0% more water used."
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
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