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APNewsBreak: Perry bills feds for housing illegals
AP ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | APRIL CASTRO

Posted on 08/26/2011 5:07:22 PM PDT by PROCON

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry criticized the federal government hasn't been doing enough to secure the border with Mexico, thereby allowing illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including prisons and jails. It's a claim the Republican governor has made many times before.

The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before Perry formally announced he is running for president.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012election; amnesty; cost; govtabuse; illegal; illegalaliens; laraza; maldef; openborders; perrito; perrytards; ricardo; rickperry; rinofreeamerica; texas; tyranny
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Perry has been criticized by some fellow conservatives as being too lenient on illegal immigration issues.

OK, you anti-Perry types, he isn't perfect, but you gotta like this.

1 posted on 08/26/2011 5:07:29 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Perry needs to throw Napolitano’s @$$ in jail and then bill Barry for having to house her.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 5:09:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: PROCON

It’s a start.


3 posted on 08/26/2011 5:11:13 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: PROCON
OK, you anti-Perry types, he isn't perfect, but you gotta like this.

Get back to me when he quits with the symbolism and actually supports effective means of enforcement, you know, like:

1. A Texas AZ1070(Which he was against)
2. Using E-Verify to deny employment in Texas(Which he is against)
3. A Border Fence/Wall(Which he is against)

Get back to me when Mr. Symbolism gets serious about ending Illegal Immigration.
4 posted on 08/26/2011 5:12:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: PROCON

I love it. We need somebody who will stand up to the idiots in Washington.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 5:12:55 PM PDT by detective
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To: PROCON

They don’t have to like it and they will never be satisfied. Some, because his name is not Palin. Others because his name is not Paul. Others because they are members of the professional whiners club.

Still others simply do not like some of the glaringly obvious problems with the mans’ record.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 5:13:47 PM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Perry, Palin. None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: PROCON

gimmick.

We should bill Perry for the money lost for giving illegals in-state tuition.


7 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: PROCON
On the one hand, I can see the logic.

On the other hand, it will merely be laid on the Taxpayers to pay for it, nationwide, because the illegal assholes are STILL in this country, living on "los freebies", and the approval of it is in Washington, D.C.

8 posted on 08/26/2011 5:17:14 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: PROCON
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails.

That's an excellent idea. Why should Texas taxpayers pay for the negligence of those Washington DC?
What a great idea! On to the other 49 states!

9 posted on 08/26/2011 5:18:21 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PROCON

A good gimmick. Now if Brewer of AZ and the rest would all submit bills, it would be interesting.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 5:18:55 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: PROCON

I think the law is already there that the Fed has to pay...but collecting is another thing..


11 posted on 08/26/2011 5:19:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoConPubbie
Get back to me when Mr. Symbolism gets serious about ending Illegal Immigration.

Mr. Symbolism, as you call him may very well be the last, great hope of the republican, ie. conservative party. Who's your favorite nominee?

Bottom line, anyone but 0bama!

12 posted on 08/26/2011 5:20:51 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hear! Hear!


13 posted on 08/26/2011 5:21:29 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: PROCON

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/apr/19/feds-reduce-reimbursement-housing-jailed-illegal-i/


14 posted on 08/26/2011 5:23:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoConPubbie

It would be a lot more impressive if he had been protecting the border and billing the feds for that.


15 posted on 08/26/2011 5:26:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SoConPubbie

Get back to us when your candidate announces she ‘may be interested in becoming a presidential candidate for the election to be held in 2012’. We’ll wait but will not hold our collective breath.


16 posted on 08/26/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: SoConPubbie

His first term he was pretty hard nosed. He proposed two major initiatives- Operation Linebacker and Operation Rio Grande. They would have authorized State law enforcement to crack down on illegals and put the Texas National Guard on the border. In both cases, he was shot down by the Feds (Bush Administration sadly) as being out of the State’s jurisdiction.

He isn’t a Tom Tancredo or Duncan Hunter on border issues, but he isn’t a Bush either.


17 posted on 08/26/2011 5:29:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: concerned about politics; All
Will Rick Perry Unravel the Strange Consensus on Public Education?
18 posted on 08/26/2011 5:31:12 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PROCON
OK, you anti-Perry types, he isn't perfect, but you gotta like this.

Even Schwarzenegger tried this and Perry knows it. Hence, it's a waste of taxpayers' money on a pathetic empty gesture, but it is good for Rick Perry... which IS typical Rick Perry.

Was that what you wanted?

19 posted on 08/26/2011 5:32:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: PROCON

Unfortunately the Feds will rush to provide amnesty to illegals to skate from any liability.


20 posted on 08/26/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: PROCON

Go Perry! Give ‘em hell.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 5:33:34 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: PROCON
"you gotta like this"

What's not to like about a song and dance man? Put him on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour but keep the RHINO out of my government.

Barick Perried.


22 posted on 08/26/2011 5:33:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: PROCON

Right on, ProCon. It’s really sad to come here and see all the vitriolic crap spewed on Perry and the other Republican candidates. What these purists need to realize is that any one of them will be a huge improvement over the Communist in Chief. Moreover, each of the Republican candidates deserves our admiration for subjecting themselves and their families to the $900 billion Dem smear machine. I have no problem with anyone pointing out policy differences or touting one fine Republican over another. However, when it gets down to thread hijacking and ad hominine attacks, they’re only feeding the Dem machine.

Funny thing is that many of the purists on FreeRepublic that repeatedly attack Perry or Romney for not lining up 100% with every conservative position agree (as I do) that Reagan was the best President in modern times (some even have his name in their taglines). Yet even he wouldn’t withstand their purity test. For example, how many times have we seen a freeper posting that they will never vote for Perry because of his “mandatory” vaccine vote or that they will never vote for Romney because of his “romneycare” vote. Well would they vote for a Republican candidate that signed the Therapeutic abortion act in 1967, allowing for abortion in California? Sure they would and did when they voted for Reagan. Would they vote for a Republican candidate that raised taxes 11 times as President and voted for the largest tax increase at the time in California history as Governor? Sure they would and did when they voted for Reagan. And of course the purists on this board would never vote for a guy that gave amnesty to over 3 million illegal aliens and tripled the budget deficit during his term as President. Well I’m glad to say that they (and I) did vote twice for a guy, Reagan, that did that and would gladly do it again because he was the best damn President we’ve had in my lifetime. No one can agree with us on everything (heck, I don’t even agree with the wife on all things political) and even the greatest make some mistakes along the way, but that shouldn’t prevent us from reflecting on the excellent qualities and policies presented by each of these Republican candidates that are actively attempting to defeat the Radical in the White House. I haven’t yet made up my mind on which candidate will get my vote in the Florida primary. However, all are light years better than a socialist community organizer.


23 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:26 PM PDT by Nicojones
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To: PROCON
Ya think this is something new?

California has been at the forefront of this, for YEARS...

From 2009, and this goes back 15 years...

CA ASSEMBLYMAN GAINES CALLS FOR FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT TO STATE FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS

https://www.govbuddy.com/directory/press/CA/assemblyman-gaines-calls-for-federal-reimbursement-to-state-for-undocumented-aliens/12237/

And more, this goes on and on for housing, prisions, welfare etc, etc..

Lawmaker to Feds: Reimburse California for Illegal Immigrants

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Lawmaker-to-Feds-Pay-California-for-Illegal-Immigrants.html

Where has Perry been????

Wait, here he is!


24 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PROCON
"OK, you anti-Perry types, he isn't perfect, but you gotta like this."

He's been governor since 2000. Interesting that watching the border, sanctuary cities and billing the feds for illegals only now seem to be something he's paying attention to. Could it be that...it's his most glaring weakness in the Presidential race, and that he's a transparent RINO Perry-come-lately?

Oh, no, can't be, he must be a principled conservative. [/sarc]

25 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:56 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Rick Perry sweep the polls? Naw, the illegals he's coddled in Texas oughta do it for him!)
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To: PROCON

So Big Sis was on Neal Cavuto and I called my dad and said “The ugliest man I’ve ever seen is on Neal Cavuto you have to see this!”


26 posted on 08/26/2011 5:40:00 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Carry_Okie
Was that what you wanted?

No, obviously from this thread I posted, I'm Pro-Perry; if you want to criticize him, tell me, who's your candidate?

27 posted on 08/26/2011 5:45:57 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: PROCON

I have two problems with it. 1. He flip-flopped. 2. He took too long to flip-flop.


28 posted on 08/26/2011 5:52:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dragnet2
"Where has Perry been???? Wait, here he is!"

ROFLMAO! I see--speaking to his constituency!

29 posted on 08/26/2011 5:52:40 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Rick Perry sweep the polls? Naw, the illegals he's coddled in Texas oughta do it for him!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sr El Perrista receives a blanket from Mexican Gov Enrique Martinez of Coahuila, as a token of appreciation for enacting the Texican Dream Act.

30 posted on 08/26/2011 5:57:26 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: LibertarianInExile

31 posted on 08/26/2011 6:02:31 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: GeronL

They can also access the HOPE funds grant monies as Texas “RESIDENTS”. First come First serve. Not many people know this.TX & NM are the only states with this extra perk for illegal alien students.
Visit this FB page:
Stop Financial Aid for illegal Aliens in TX.


32 posted on 08/26/2011 6:04:52 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: PROCON; shield; Cincinatus' Wife; All

33 posted on 08/26/2011 6:05:11 PM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: PROCON

love it


34 posted on 08/26/2011 6:06:37 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PROCON
Mr. Symbolism, as you call him may very well be the last, great hope of the republican, ie. conservative party. Who's your favorite nominee?

Sorry, but you are way off base if you think Mr. Symbolism is going to save the Republican party or this country.

Look at the big money behind Perry to get a feel for what he is really about, cheap labor and globalism. Do some research on his biggest contributors, they are corporate guys.

Perry is not a limited-government, individual rights kind of guy no matter what his rhetoric is right now and neither are the big-money guys behind him.

He's just a re-packaged slightly better version of GWB who has a penchant and track record of telling conservatives what they want to hear just before an election.

Take the blinders off, you're being manipulated.
35 posted on 08/26/2011 6:07:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: PROCON; Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...

Perry Ping.......


36 posted on 08/26/2011 6:08:23 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PROCON

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson

“..... if Palin does not run but Perry does, he’d probably suck all the air out of the race. Either way, ..... Perry would all be excellent alternatives to Obama the commie. Anyone but RINO Romney the big government chief architect of CommieCare! …… Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson”

Also see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764368/posts


37 posted on 08/26/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: PROCON

By the end of the year I will have two bumper stickers on my truck; one will be in support of whatever candidate that I eventually settle on, the other will say (in spanish) “Mexico, love it or leave it.”


38 posted on 08/26/2011 6:11:15 PM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Perry, Palin. None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: PROCON

Isn’t that cute! Look, the politician is trying to court our favor... Awwww...

Perry’s been governor for a while. He could have done this ANYTIME, but somehow just chose to do this now.

Too late, Perry.

Sarah, we true conservatives wait for you.


39 posted on 08/26/2011 6:15:35 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: SoConPubbie
Take the blinders off, you're being manipulated.

OooooKay, blinders off, who's your ideal candidate, let me guess, RON PAUL?

40 posted on 08/26/2011 6:16:20 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: Nicojones
Dr. Jack Wheeler: if you want perfection, die and go to heaven, as that's the only place you'll find it. If you want a Messiah, pray for the Second Coming, but don't demand it of a Republican presidential candidate. If you want miracles, pray that the Almighty will perform them, but don't expect them to be performed by a human being, POTUS or no.
41 posted on 08/26/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: narses
Posted on Tue Aug 23 2011 02:55:59 by the Jim Robinson and directed at one of RINO Rick Perry's loudest supporters.

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, right, RINO troll.

15 posted on Tue Aug 23 2011 02:55:59 GMT-0700 (Pacific
Daylight Time) by Jim Robinson

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2767681/posts?page=15#15

42 posted on 08/26/2011 6:20:33 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: PastorBooks

Why does everyone assume Sarah Palin is some 100% conservative hero? She isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love her and think 99.99% of the criticism of her is unfair and underhanded. But if you look at her record, she was a moderate conservative, not a conservative firebrand. I know some people hate to hear it but the politician she is probably closest to in terms of overall conservativeness is Perry. That is why they get along so well. She was the darling of the dems until McRino picked her. She walks across the aisle and worked with the dems much like W. You can look at Perry’s record and you’ll not find his working with the dems like Sarah and W.


43 posted on 08/26/2011 6:20:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: SoConPubbie

So. . .since you have all the answers to our problems with BHO, who indeed do we back in 2012? A write-in candidate? Do you really think that will work? Please let us ill-informed posters know what to do and whom to back. Thanks.


44 posted on 08/26/2011 6:23:27 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: South40

This is a Perry thread. Grow up and learn how to debate.


45 posted on 08/26/2011 6:24:00 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: mnehring
He isn’t a Tom Tancredo or Duncan Hunter on border issues, but he isn’t a Bush either.

Sorry, but until he does something at the state level that does not involve the Feds who he knows automatically will shoot him down, such as:

1. Implement E-Verify at the state level to prohibit employment in Texas:
2. Implement a similiar bill as AZ1070
3. Get rid of the Pro-Sanctuary Policing policies at the State Level for the DPS
4. Come out against Comprehensive Immigration Reform (which he as already previous come out in favor of)
Until he actually does something that is effective, all he is spouting is words, and couple that with his Pro-Open-Borders speeches and initiatives, and you have someone as equally bad as Bush was.
46 posted on 08/26/2011 6:24:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: PROCON
Who's your favorite nominee?

Governor Sarah Palin.

If she does not get in, it will be Cain or Bachmann since they are the only other true-blue conservatives in the race.

Perry doesn't qualify, as his record has shown.
47 posted on 08/26/2011 6:26:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: shield
Why does everyone assume Sarah Palin is some 100% conservative hero? She isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love her and think 99.99% of the criticism of her is unfair and underhanded. But if you look at her record, she was a moderate conservative, not a conservative firebrand. I know some people hate to hear it but the politician she is probably closest to in terms of overall conservativeness is Perry. That is why they get along so well. She was the darling of the dems until McRino picked her. She walks across the aisle and worked with the dems much like W. You can look at Perry’s record and you’ll not find his working with the dems like Sarah and W.

Then by your standard, Perry does not even qualify as a conservative.
48 posted on 08/26/2011 6:27:08 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

No he is a moderate conservative as Sarah Palin is...


49 posted on 08/26/2011 6:28:43 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Nicojones

Nice analysis. Reagan would be hammered into oblivion at FR if he were running for prez today.


50 posted on 08/26/2011 6:29:00 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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