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Perry to protect undocumented-immigrant tuition
Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 11, 2007, 11:38PM | CLAY ROBISON and R.G. RATCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau Read more: http://www.chron.com/dis

Posted on 08/16/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by free me

Article from 2007:

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said today he will oppose efforts to repeal a law, which he signed six years ago, giving tuition breaks to undocumented immigrants attending state universities.

``I'm for leaving the law like it is because I think it serves a good purpose,'' he said.

Perry said he and the media might have failed to adequately educate the public about the tuition law, which has drawn fire during the ongoing debate over illegal immigration.

State legislators have filed at least four bills to repeal the measure, which grants lower, in-state tuition to the children of immigrants who have lived in Texas at least three years, have graduated from a Texas high school and plan to become citizens.

Opponents say it is unfair to give the financial break to illegal immigrants when many U.S. citizens who are non-Texas residents have to pay more to attend college here. Supporters say it helps immigrants become productive citizens.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; perry; rino; rinofreeamerica
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1 posted on 08/16/2011 8:07:00 AM PDT by free me
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To: free me

That’s at least one strike against Perry.

I still prefer Bachman or Palin.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 8:08:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: free me

These anti-Perry articles are getting old really fast.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: free me
So much for Perry NOT being a supporter of illegal immigration.

IF YOU MAKE IT EASY AND GIVE THEM MONEY THEY WILL COME.
4 posted on 08/16/2011 8:10:06 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: free me
"We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, "We don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there." And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders[;] the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede [education is the future, and yes, we can]."
5 posted on 08/16/2011 8:10:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: wk4bush2004

Tough.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 8:11:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: free me

Allow me to add:

Perry endorses Rudy Guiliani for president in 2008
http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/019691.html

Perry works toward increasing H1Bs...
http://www.globalmobilityreport.com/50226711/us_governors_seek_h1b_visa_increase.php

Governor Perry throws support behind H1Bs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9776360-7.html

Perry opposes border fence
http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/006987.html

Schwarzenegger, Perry, Napolitano, Richardson urge “comprehensive” immigration reform

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2763274/posts?page=1


7 posted on 08/16/2011 8:11:51 AM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: wk4bush2004

How is reporting what a candidate says truly says and what he does a bad thing?


8 posted on 08/16/2011 8:12:17 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: wk4bush2004

Take it like a man and prove these articles wrong...


9 posted on 08/16/2011 8:13:18 AM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: wk4bush2004

Can’t handle it when the light is shown on your boy’s record?


10 posted on 08/16/2011 8:13:28 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me
If Perry is the nominee, and enough conservatives refuse to vote for him, we deserve four more years of Obama and the disaster that comes from it.
11 posted on 08/16/2011 8:14:12 AM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: free me

Brrrrraaannnnnnn

Thankyou for playing.

Next.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 8:14:36 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Fred

Thanks Fred, it’s important people are aware of just who Perry is.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 8:14:52 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Fred
Phoney hispanic "republican" front for amnesty says Rick Perry is the number one hispanic friendly US politician of 2010 elections.

Governor Rick Perry is #1 Hispanic-friendly U.S. Politician of 2010 Elections

Phoney hispanic "republican" front group encourages the GOP to use the "un American" tea partiers and then toss us aside.

How Un-American is the TEA PARTY

Are they so “irrational” and merely a self-centered group revolutionary geezers that do not hold American ideal and thus attack our American values—Democracy, Capitalism and Constitutionalism. Strategically, it seems like the right thing to do for Republican to utilize the Tea Party to diminish Obama’s agenda. But it is also time for Republicans that realize that this people merely using the flag colors as facade to promote un-American agenda . While they do have the right to dissent, sadly, their agenda pushed by special interest in Sacramento and D.C. do not embody the original best American values.

Vicente Fox Thanks Rick Perry for allowing "migrants" to utilize Texas schools

14 posted on 08/16/2011 8:14:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Huck

Best do your best to make sure Bush 2 is not the nominee then.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 8:16:22 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me

Yesterday he said he was wrong over requiring HPV vaccinations. Today he regrets supporting Al Gore in the 80’s. It seems to me a real Conservative doesn’t need to walk something back every day while running for the Republican nomination.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 8:16:25 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: free me

This was back in 2007 before illegal immigration was really illegal and people colud opt if they wanted to... and he never really used eminent domain to steal any land he just borrowed for his most generous campaign contributors, because that’s how you put people back to work.

Oh whoops all my apologies for Ricardo are getting confused.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 8:16:39 AM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: wk4bush2004

It is what it is. Facts are stubborn things.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 8:17:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Tempest

lol!


19 posted on 08/16/2011 8:18:12 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me; Liz; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :” Gov. Rick Perry said today he will oppose efforts to repeal a law, which he signed six years ago, giving tuition breaks to undocumented immigrants attending state universities. ``I'm for leaving the law like it is because I think it serves a good purpose,’’ he said. Perry said he and the media might have failed to adequately educate the public about the tuition law, which has drawn fire during the ongoing debate over illegal immigration

Deal killer ping!

Looks like another Compassionate Conservative sleeper RINO that would blow us up after being elected. Understand this : paying for illegals college make No sense unless you plan on giving them amnesty.

The Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 states that an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a state for any post-secondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such benefit without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.
In-state tuition for illegal immigrants contradicts federal regulations

20 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:00 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: wk4bush2004

No, it’s Perry’s RINO record that is getting old fast.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:18 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: free me
..I would be interested in RP's response to questions about a North American Union.

I'll never forget President Bush's dance around the question...

22 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:32 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: free me

Nope. At the moment, Perry is the best candidate we’ve got. I’m not voting for a congressman from MN or a guy who ran burger joints, or a failed senator, or a congressman from TX, or a professional self-promoting, bloviating failed Speaker, or Romney. Did I forget anyone?


23 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: free me

2012 Election formula: Hold your noses and vote for the R-I-N-O same as it’s ever been,with exception for Ronald Reagan.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: wk4bush2004
My grandparents had been here a few years when grandpa found out that my mom MUST attend school. My grandparents were not citizens.

Mom was born here. She was 6, knew no English but the little old one room schoolhouse at the end of the road gave her the opportunity to prosper in the years ahead.

She never taught us HER language. This was America.

25 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: free me

If you are pro-amnesty then Perry is your man.

He makes himself clear that he would not deport illegals.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 8:20:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: Da Coyote

Perry got about 39 percent of the Hispanic vote in his last election. Any Republican running for statewide office in Texas needs at least 1/3rd of the Hispanic vote to win. Dallas County is now Democratic and Harris County is 50/50. The only major urban county that remains Republican is Tarrant County.

Anyone criticizing Perry for these stands doesn’t understand Texas politics.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: cripplecreek

Open borders supporter Jennifer Rubin has an article out today praising Bush 2 for his love of pandering to illegals.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/perrys-immigration-record/2011/03/29/gIQADsyxHJ_blog.html

I don’t think his supporters here are going to like an amnesty queen like her playing up their boy.


28 posted on 08/16/2011 8:22:14 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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29 posted on 08/16/2011 8:24:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: free me
This issue is about ten years old! Instate tuition to illegal kids who meet the requirements of residency doesn't mean they are not paying tuition because they are.

Last week I saw that YOUR governor Christie named a Muslim to the bench stating he has no problem with Sharia law, in so many words.

And you are worried about something that was signed into law in TEXAS 10 years ago?!

You might need to examine your priorities.

30 posted on 08/16/2011 8:25:00 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Huck

Perry has no shot. Even you are afraid he might not beat Obama. That’s what you posted.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Kartographer
How is reporting what a candidate says truly says and what he does a bad thing?

I think we've had quite enough from our ruling class elites, don't you? I pay attention to what a man does, not what he says. In Perry's case, that an unbridgeable gulf betwee na betrayal of the foundations of freedom and rhetoric purporting otherwise.

Tell me again how free shit for illegals is a good thing?

32 posted on 08/16/2011 8:26:22 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: free me
And then there's the wind.

Just last year, nearly $3 billion worth of wind-powered electric generators were installed, twice as much as any other state. This addition of more than 1,600 megawatts of capacity bumped up our total wind capacity by 59 percent. And the hits keep on coming. For example, this afternoon, one of the world's largest manufacturers of alternative energy equipment is announcing a new research facility here in Houston. And I recently got word that Hill Country Wind Power has acquired the Wind Turbine Company and is moving their manufacturing operations from Bellevue, Washington to the Lone Star state. With progress like this, I am confident we'll hit the next milestone, 10,000 megawatts, or 10% of our current capacity, well before the deadline in 2025.

Gov. Rick Perry: Wind Energy Keeps Texas' Air Clean and Our Future Bright
33 posted on 08/16/2011 8:27:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: free me

A trait of Perry’s is in some cases he seems to change his toon for the better. In most cases he was forced to do so for political gain. He’s a moderate so don’t expect any more
conservatism from him than you did from Bush W. By the way,
what would you much prefer, illegal aliens or a steady
stream of unemployed liberal commies vacating the failed
norther states?


34 posted on 08/16/2011 8:28:48 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: All

Why bother with GOP candidates...TRASH THEM ALL, and give us four more years of OBozo!!


35 posted on 08/16/2011 8:30:12 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: lonestar

Wow that was weak!

Christie likes sharia law so it’s ok that Perry supports amnesty?

I’m encouraged by the weakness of your reply. It shows that even die hard “Bush 2” supporters don’t have the energy to defend his many,many flaws for more than a couple weeks.


36 posted on 08/16/2011 8:30:31 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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I still think immigration is a huge issue and he isn’t getting my vote till I see him get rid of the sanctuary cites in his own state and deal with the problem. If not, he sure as he’ll isn’t going to do anything about it as president.

I think he is a slick insider and will never get my vote.


37 posted on 08/16/2011 8:31:55 AM PDT by birddog
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To: Noumenon

RINOs, “Vote for us just one last time. We promise we’ll be better”.

Drunk in an alley, “Just one last drink, then I’m quitting for sure. I promise.”


38 posted on 08/16/2011 8:34:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: wk4bush2004

“These anti-Perry articles are getting old really fast.”

Perry has to make his case. If he is an open borders, North American Union type, he needs to be culled. If he is not, he has an opportunity to gain support by destroying false assertions.


39 posted on 08/16/2011 8:34:27 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: free me

Jan. 11, 2007


40 posted on 08/16/2011 8:36:22 AM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Bachmann, Cain, Palin, Santorum, Perry, None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: Grunthor

First words in posted article:

“Article from 2007:”


41 posted on 08/16/2011 8:37:38 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me

I’m not afraid of anything. I’ve done fine during the Obama years. I’ll do my best come what may. It’d just be sad to see conservatives hand him re-election, more SCOTUS picks. But, at this point, I could see it happening. Not because of Perry. Because of the electorate.


42 posted on 08/16/2011 8:39:54 AM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: Da Coyote

43 posted on 08/16/2011 8:42:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: free me

I still haven’t grasped why illegals need college to do the jobs Americans won’t do.


44 posted on 08/16/2011 8:43:33 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Huck
What you say may very well be true but this is not obama vs Perry... yet... and as an American Conservative... I will discuss and critique all candidates... including Palin... and I will support the candidate that best fits my vision for America. In the end... romney and huntsman are an absolute third party challenge guarantee. The hardcore Perry supporters have to understand that everything Perry has ever done... ever said and ever promoted will be brought out and discussed all over America and in the press. Everything Palin has endured is coming Perry's way. Some of it will be underhanded and dirty... some of it will be factual. I think we all know how to tell the difference.

LLS

45 posted on 08/16/2011 8:43:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: cripplecreek
Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Solar Power Company

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state will invest $1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in HelioVolt Corp. of Austin for the construction of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility and development space to test and produce the company’s thin-film solar power cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The deal will create nearly 160 jobs and $62 million in capital investment.

HelioVolt Corp puts off growth. Plant is ready but demand not there..yet

Sounds like somebody has a bass akward business model.
46 posted on 08/16/2011 8:44:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Huck

You think Perry is the best candidate to beat Obama but you are concerned that enough conservatives could stay home if he wins the nomination and so give Obama the win.

The best candidate for Republicans is a guy you can’t be sure the base will vote for over Obama.

Brilliant.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 8:44:45 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s fine. The truth is what it is. I just hope our electorate doesn’t do something foolish when we get a career politician with a spotty record as our nominee.


48 posted on 08/16/2011 8:47:50 AM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: Tempest
If that is true... it is a positive for Perry... because my governor... Haley Barbour... a HUGE corporatist... would steal your home for a chicom umbrella factory if he thought it would bring any money into the states accounts. He has taken homes from Mississippians and given their property to Nissan and GE... and that is just not right... it goes against the very foundation of the Founder's intent.

LLS

49 posted on 08/16/2011 8:48:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: free me

It’s very basic. I don’t trust the current conservative electorate to use common sense.


50 posted on 08/16/2011 8:49:42 AM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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