Provided Illegal Aliens with In-State Tuition.
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.
Opposed the Arizona Immigration Law.
Perry said the Arizona law was not right for Texas.
He failed to pass the Sanctuary City Ban in Texas.
Perry called the special session asking the TX legislature to pass secure cities, it was the legislature that failed -- they gave Perry nothing to sign.
“Its important to point out that there is a huge difference in the Texas Dream Act and the The Dream Act...”
So, to be clear, you support both Gov. Perry and President Obama in their efforts to provide In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens?
“Perry said the Arizona law was not right for Texas.”
Why not? Why does Gov. Perry believe that Texas is a better place for Illegal Aliens than Arizona?
“Perry called the special session asking the TX legislature to pass secure cities, it was the legislature that failed — they gave Perry nothing to sign.”
Perhaps, if Gov. Perry would have spent some time in Austin during the Special Session and not been in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, he could have lobbied members of the Texas House and Senate to pass the ban on sanctuary cities.
However, Perry elected to be out of town when Texas needed him in Austin.