A Central Texas congressman who took a three-day tour of the Rio Grande Valley stressed afterward that many U.S. residents lacking legal permission to be here do not enter by tromping across the Rio Grande.
Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, said: “The reality is that about 40 percent of the people came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home.”
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Statement: About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants “came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home.”