Statements about Children

When undocumented children are picked up at the border and "told to appear later in court ... 90 percent do not then show up."

"If you're a Mexican, you get sent back. ... But if you're from a noncontiguous country like the Central American countries" then you can stay in the United States.

The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."

"In 31 states, decent child care costs more than college tuition."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

There have been 74 "school shootings in America since Sandy Hook."

If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."

"Our high school graduation rate is the highest on record."

The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

Cuba has "a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours."

"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."

Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."

"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."

The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

"One person, Kathleen Sebelius, was going to determine whether or not" 10-year-old lung patient Sarah Murnaghan would live or die.

"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."

"Very few men outlive their own fertility."

Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."

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