UPDATED: Ukraine not among nations believed to have terrorist ties
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.
Firing a blank
Says John Cornyn dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.
"We’ve had about 3,000 murders" in connection with lax border security.
UPDATED: Patrick presumes no students leave for private schools or places outside Texas
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
Another place, another alleged crime
Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."
Multiple flaws make a fire
More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.
No paper trail
Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hispanics do account for majority of schoolchildren
"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."
Previous president reaffirmed policy letting children stay a while
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
Do the litigation limbo
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses."
La Colonia wasn't a colonia
Says he lived in a colonia while working as a farm worker.
'Deport' isn't there
"The platform of the Republican Party says deport everybody and to hell with it."
Temporary stays aren't 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."
Maybe, maybe not
"Wendy Davis’ legal work is currently under FBI investigation."
172 billion gallons gone
Says Central Texas river water sent to downstream rice farmers in 2011 equaled about three years’ worth of Austin’s water use.
Few from"terrorist" countries or havens
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."
UPDATED: Not just swooping out-of-staters
"One thousand people a day are moving to Texas, which means there will be 15 million more people over the next 25 years."
'Stop the illlegal invasion!'
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
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