Statements from Washington

At "least a quarter of those apprehended" at the border "have criminal records."

"The growth rate of women-owned businesses in Texas has nearly doubled that of the nation since President Obama has taken office."

Says drug cartels are using social media to offer rebates so more children from Central America get smuggled to the United States.

Under Rosemary Lehmberg, the "Travis County D.A.’s office" convened the grand jury that indicted Rick Perry.

Texas prosecutor Rosemary Lehmberg purchased "72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year."

Says Ted Cruz "was just bribed by the Kochs to introduce a bill that would give them and their allies America’s national forests, parks, and other public lands and open them for mining, drilling, fracking and logging."

Congress is "on a five-week vacation."

Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.

Says John Cornyn dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.

"We’ve had about 3,000 murders" in connection with lax border security.

Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."

More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.

Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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."

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."

A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."

"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."

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