Skip to comments.Gov. Perry and The Texas Dream Act
Posted on 06/22/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Its important to point out that there is a huge difference in the Texas Dream Act and the The Dream Act that was pushed in Congress and failed. The Dream Act in Congress was full of all kinds of goodies other than allowing children of illegals to receive in state tuition. The Texas Dream Act was focused only on that. I happen to agree with The Texas Dream Act, and so did everyone in the Senate in Texas. It passed with ZERO no votes. Add to that, it has been proven to be successful.
These are a few things you need to know about the Texas Dream Act. The child has to have lived in Texas the three years leading up to high school graduation. These students are given no special treatment in getting into Texas colleges and universities. They must get in on their own merit. They are paying the tuition (with or without financial aid). Its estimated that these students make up about 1% of those entering college.
Most of us agree that border control MUST be dealt with first. The problem with all other efforts on this issue in the past is that the borders were not sealed. If there is anyone who we can trust to do that it is Gov. Perry (if he decides to run for President). He knows what goes on down at the border. He has gone there many times. He knows what needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that if he were President, he would seal our borders. But Perry also understands Hispanic outreach.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...
"We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy," Perry told a briefing with reporters.
"If you show up illegally, without your card or you're here as a criminal element, I'm for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy -- we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that."
Congress failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws in June despite heavy lobbying by President George W. Bush.
Following the reform failure, Washington is concentrating on border enforcement -- building a security fence along the Mexican border, deporting undocumented immigrants and trying to prevent companies from hiring illegal migrants..
Perry, a Republican, said it was important to separate immigration from security issues, which Texas has dealt with on its stretch of the Mexican border by deploying more guards.
"We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence," Perry said, ahead of a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.... [end excerpt]
EXPAND! EXPAND! EXPAND Secure Cities [TX legislature meets every 2 years]
As Texas moves toward expanding Secure Communities, several northern states are dropping out of the program that matches the fingerprints of those arrested against a U.S. [ICE] database.
Last week, before Gov. Rick Perry's announcement that the expansion of Secure Communities would be on the agenda for the Legislature's special session, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his state will not take part in the program. [end excerpt]
Please limit excerpts to 3 or 4 paragraphs. Thanks.
[excerpt].....When Obama continued to refuse even five minutes for the Governor, Perry took matters into this own hands and was standing on the tarmac at Austins airport when President Obama stepped off of Air Force One. Obama looked confused, Perry looked determined. Obama still ignored the pleas for help.
Perry again took matters into his own hands, and established an elite unit of Texas Rangers to bolster border security.
...After working closely with the Attorney Generals Office the last few weeks, Im confident that we can pass legislation that addresses these threats, while protecting innocent passengers and preserving our states rights.
Should Rick Perry enter the GOP field of candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, the conflict between Perry and Obama could take center stage on a national level. [end excerpt]
I am more and more excited about this guy getting into the race!
[excerpt] Illegal immigrants entering Texas higher education system are direct beneficiaries of a 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler vs. Doe. Parents in Tyler sued after the state began charging tuition for illegal immigrant children. The court ruled that Texas and the rest of the country must educate illegal immigrant children free of charge in public schools.
Some of the most vocal illegal immigration opponents dont oppose the decision. But they say higher education is different, because it is tuition-based.
........A challenge to a similar law in Kansas failed in 2005 after a federal judge found that out-of-state college students had no standing to challenge the law there, since they had not been harmed by it. [end excerpt]
Why is everyone so opposed to packing these people up and sending them home?
And why do we have to subsidize their education?
DEPORT EVERY ONE OF THEM!
I am a big fan of a truthful evaluation of all the possible presidential contenders.
If you take the time to read what I've linked to and are honest, you will revise your remarks.
I live in TX and I would agree with you....
I work in a small private school and the day after his re election one of my female 10th grade girls said.....”Man, Gov. Perry is like old man hot !!!!”
I agree with you, GET RID OF THEM
but we don’t have to actually deport them, Stop their employment and stop ANY bennies to them and their anchor babies
and they will go back on their own
ONLY exception to that is true emergency care. true emerngency care , stabilize them and send them back.
can spell, can’t type
It just looks like they're mowing lawns and cleaning houses.
It's what they do in their secret enclaves we should heed.
They aren’t “children of illegal aliens.” They’re Illegal Aliens themselves.
Illegal aliens should not be in our schools or colleges period.
Do you have a link to that?
Do read the entire article “Little Ray” for your own information.
I’ll have to share that one with my hubby! Lol!
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