Statements about Border Security
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
"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 2010, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office found that only 6.5 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border was under full control of the Border Patrol."
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
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 Paul Workman authored legislation providing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.
"Ballistic tests have confirmed that the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent was caused by" weapons that were part of a federal arms trafficking operation.
"I have sent over $400 million to the border of Mexico in the form of Texas Ranger recon teams."
Says El Paso was named America’s "Safest Large City" a year after San Antonio, Houston and Dallas had the nation’s highest crime rates.
Says Gov. Rick Perry has been "begging" for the federal government to send the Coast Guard to patrol two lakes on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Says neither President Barack Obama nor Mexico President Felipe Calderon "have been on the border to see what's happening to the citizens of Mexico, and for that matter the citizens of Texas."
There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border."
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