Texas Lt. Gov: 80-85% of Illegals Aren't Unaccompanied Kids

Texas Lt. Gov: 80-85% of Illegals Aren't Unaccompanied Kids

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”  “Our effort in Texas is not focused on the unaccompanied children…we are focused on-the unaccompanied children represent some 12%-20%. We’re focused on that 80, the 85% of which a quarter according to the border patrol, have a criminal record” he said about Texas’ recent deployment to of the National Guard to the southern border.

Dewhurst also attacked the federal government for refusing to provide resources to secure the border, declaring “I gave up on the federal government seven years ago.”

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