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."
'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."
Crooks? They'd done their time
"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."
Expanded doesn't mean status quo
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Or 38 percent or 50 percent?
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.
Didn't vote for plan, which wasn't drafted by Obama
John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."
Agency’s grants small part of existing program
"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."
More than San Antonio, less than Houston
City of Austin
"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.
Except for three others
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Tightest security’s in cities
"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."
Case was rooted in East Texas
The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.
2006 estimate and not all come by plane
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."
Border spending up, as available info suggested
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
No plan for dangerous criminals to pour out
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."
Muddier than said
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."
Check 'in' box
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
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