Statements about Immigration
Says Barack Obama didn't keep his promise to have an immigration bill in his first year.
"We could cut unemployment in half simply by reclaiming the jobs taken by illegal workers."
Says the United States is the only nation that affords citizenship to anyone born here, "whether you are here legally or illegally."
Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."
"Sometime in the next decade, there will be more Latinos in the state of Texas than there are Anglos. That will happen sometime in the next five to eight to ten years."
"Phoenix, Arizona, is the No. 2 kidnapping capital of the world."
"Phoenix, Arizona, I'm told, is now the No. 2 kidnapping capital in the world, right behind Mexico City."
Mexican government officials "hand out brochures showing individuals how they can avoid our Border Patrol, how they can get into our country."
Says the Arizona immigration law "expressly bans racial profiling."
"You’ve got almost twice as many cops in New York City as you do on our entire border. That’s nuts."
Says Gov. Rick Perry failed "to involve border sheriffs in developing plans to prevent violence in their communities."
"We've got a 1,000 National Guard troop request that's been in front of this president for over a year and no response."
"The spillover violence (from Mexico) in Texas is real and it is escalating."
“Bill White ...offered sanctuary to illegal immigrants.”
Says the Texas Education Agency follows up to make sure undocumented immigrants paying in-state tuition at Texas colleges are applying for permanent residency.
"The State of Texas does not even use the E-Verify system to determine if someone is legally in our country when they apply for a job."
Says Kay Bailey Hutchison voted for sanctuary cities.
"More than 1,000 people ... move to Texas every day."
Says she has "quadrupled agents to secure our border."
“Illegal immigrants currently occupy 8 million jobs.”
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