HOPE & MACHETES: TX Senator, ‘100,000 Illegal Gang Members in TX’

Published on July 22, 2014

Texas state Senator Dan Patric has said that there are an estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants in the state that are gang members. Could these numbers rise with the unaccompanied minors that continue to come through the border? See below…

Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state.

On Monday’s The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were “hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally.”

“We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders,” Patrick said. “We estimate we have 100,000 gang members here illegally.”

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