Statements about Immigration
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."
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
"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."
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."
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.
John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."
"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
"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."
The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.
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