At GOP Convention, Patrick Focuses on Immigration

FORT WORTH — Supporters held signs shaped like a fence with a lock on it, as state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, gave a speech that largely focused on border security and immigration during the final day of the Texas GOP convention.

While addressing thousands of delegates, Patrick called for securing the Texas-Mexico border before addressing a solution to the nation’s broken immigration system. Patrick, who has previously come under fire for describing the influx of undocumented immigrants to Texas as an "illegal invasion," also said that Republicans could find common ground with Hispanics on the ...

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