Statements about Immigration

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 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 "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 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."

Says that Mitt Romney, while he was in Arizona, said he believes the state’s SB 1070 immigration law should be the model for national immigration laws.

A Dallas proof-of-insurance ordinance resulted in area tow lots mostly filling with the cars of illegal residents.

Says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz "opposes the DREAM Act, which is supported by 85% of Latinos."

Says the Obama administration catches and releases nonviolent illegal immigrants.

President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid support Rick Perry’s "decision to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."

Says Rick Perry wrote a newspaper item saying he was "open to amnesty" for illegal immigrants in the United States.

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