Skip to comments.Perry defends stance on Fed, immigration
Posted on 08/21/2011 4:30:39 PM PDT by Fred
As governor of the state that shares the largest border with Mexico, Perry defended his record on immigration, including his support for allowing illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition rates at Texas universities but opposing such a law on a national level.
"I'm a big believer in the 10th amendment," Perry said. "Whether they allow for tuition increases or decreases or whatever it might be in that state, it needs to be the states making that decisions."
Perry wouldn't wade into a national immigration reform debate, deferring to his position that those decisions should be made on the state level, "not by the federal government making one size-fits-all."
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Perry seems confused...which is it states rights or comprehensive open borders reform???
Now don't be gettin all ugly on me just cuz I stated the facts y'all...
I disagree with Perry on this one, but it isn’t a deal breaker for me.
Say its not so... Perry a RINO or worse a Poseur!!!!
He does say what I want to hear though...
He talks real good...
I loved the Geithner is a traitor stuff.. its true too..
Perry (THEN) is crooning the same tune as George Bush on illegal insurgents..
grant money also in TX and NM
Not really. He wants the border secured, Bush did not.
If Perry wanted the border secured the Texas National Guard would already be doing it.
New Mexico residents pay in state rates at Texas Tech also.
It will BREAK America.
But as a PA resident, I really don’t care how TX blows it’s tax dollars. If a state wants to run itself into the ground, let them. If Texans didn’t like this gimme for illegals, they could have done something about it.
At least with Perry, you wouldn’t have the Justice Dept rolling into states challenging their decisions like in the AZ situation.
We already spend a good bit of Texas money on border security. Perhaps the feds should pay for a bit of their responsibility.
Presumably he meant 1980 and 1984. That means that in 3 successive Presidential contests, "diehard conservative" Perry supported Carter, Mondale, and Gore. After 1989, Perry was a nominal Republican, but only 4 years ago, his choice was the "Republican" most like a Demonrat: Rudy Giuliani.
It's astounding the way the Republican sheeple have been conned by this guy, without looking at his history.
...and we want to put this guy to LEAD our country in STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?
OK, I HAVE A VERY VERY BIG 'ISLAND' I WANT TO SELL YA!
I’m struck by just how much Obama and the MSM must fear Perry, because we are getting flooded with these articles. I don’t know enough about the guy, but all I know is that the Washington Post is running several negative articles a DAY about the guy, including a number of first page above-the-fold pieces.
Meanwhile, Perry blames the Feds for not closing the border in his state. Typical Tricky Rick tactic, trying to have it both ways.
What exactly does your response to me have to do with your assertion that Perry believes in securing the border? I can’t see any relaton between them at all.
If Perry wanted a secure border between Mexico and Texas he could have had it already. Therefore, he doesn’t want one.
The Texas National Guard answers to Governor Perry unless they’ve been called up by the President. Nice try.
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