Statements about Immigration

"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.

About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."

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 that 9 million to 50 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.

Says Texas passed a state ‘Dream Act’ before any other state.

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.

Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation."  

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

Ted Cruz "helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants."

Says Larry Taylor gave "in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."

Says Paul Workman authored legislation providing amnesty for illegal immigrants.

"Tom Leppert pledged to make Dallas a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants."

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