Statements about Immigration

"If 20 million illegals vote, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye."

"The startup rate of Hispanic businesses is three times the national rate."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner "blocked immigration reform" and "voted to deport our DREAMers."

The United States is at "historic record highs" of individuals being apprehended on the border from countries with terrorist ties such as "Pakistan or Afghanistan or Syria."

"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus."

"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."

Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."

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."

Says 11 soccer players on the U.S. Men’s National Team are immigrants.

Senate immigration legislation is the "Obama-Reid plan to give illegal immigrants amnesty."

"We’re at the point of reaching 2 million deportations ... this is a historic level, more than any other president of the United States."

A judge's order means there's a "Constitution exemption zone" if you live "within 100 miles of the United States border."

President Barack Obama has the "power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country."

The 2010 DREAM Act failed despite "strong bipartisan support."

"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.

Says "Canada has one-tenth of our population—yet it issues far more high-skilled visas (more than 150,000) yearly than we do (65,000)."

The Senate immigration bill "unleashes a massive increase in overall immigration. … We're talking about a population increase under the Senate bill of over 70 million people in 20 years."

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