Statements about Immigration
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."
Says under the Senate immigration bill, newly legalized immigrants will "pay every tax possible, but you don’t get a single benefit" for 10 years.
If it is enacted, the Senate immigration bill is "going to make the Border Patrol bigger than the FBI -- you could put one agent every 250 feet."
The Senate immigration bill "has immediate legalization ... and the border security is sometime in the future, and just like in 1986, it's designed never to come into being."
The immigration bill "has a specific provision that says that Secretary Napolitano does not have to build any fence if she chooses not to."
On immigration reform, Marco Rubio "all along has been saying, 'We have to have border security first' " and then "he gets on Spanish TV, he ends up saying, 'No, no. That will never get in the way.' "
"Immigrants are more fertile."
"Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 1986 amnesty act" gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional Hispanic votes in 2012.
Among Hispanics, support for immigration reform is close to universal.
"We are dealing with an administration that, quite frankly, has shown a reluctance to enforce the immigration law."
"Over half" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students "receiving advanced degrees are not citizens of the United States of America."
Proposed immigration legislation would give new immigrants "a taxpayer-funded cellular phone."
The immigration proposal from the Gang of Eight "is not amnesty."
Says Jeb Bush "flip-flop-flip(ped) on immigration."
Says his administration has made "progress" on border enforcement by "putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years."
"With the exception of slavery and the Chinese Exclusion Act, our laws have never barred persons from becoming citizens."
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