Skip to comments.Perry to meet with Hispanics and speak out for Israel on fundraising trip to NYC
Posted on 09/19/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
NEW YORK - Rick Perry, on a two-day swing to raise campaign funds here, also appears to be hoping to rob the Democrats of votes.
The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon in Harlem with Hispanic leaders.
Some members of the Hispanic community have been disenchanted with President Obama because he has failed to deliver on his promise to enact a sweeping immigration reform bill.
While none of the Republican presidential hopefuls has expressed support for giving some of the estimated 11 million people now living in the U.S. illegally a path to citizenship, Perry has broken with Republican conservative orthodoxy on immigration.
The Texas governor opposes extending the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border as impractical, and has backed offering in-state tuition to students in his state who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.
On Tuesday, Perry has scheduled a morning press conference to express support for Israel ahead of a speech Friday by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations, where he is expected to seek full U.N. membership for the Palestinian Authority. Israel opposes the recognition.
President Obama is also opposing the Palestinian request, but his support for a Palestinian state, based on Israel returning some of the land it acquired after the 1967 war with its Arab neighbors, has aroused strong opposition among conservatives and became an issue in a New York City special congressional election which Republican Bob Turner won last week in an upset.
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If Hispanics haven’t figured out that Rick Perry does their bidding by now, they’re incapable of understanding it. If only Slovaks were here in greater numbers illegally! *sigh* Bob
Estimated 11 million illegals? That’s at the low end.
United we stand as a country against the destruction of the United States of America.
If he meets them to pander to Hispanics, I will have a major problem.
If he meets them and convinces them to see “our” ways as the best way forward for that community to become prosperous, I am all for it.
Key is to get as many of them as possible to not vote Obama.
Maybe you should stop thinking of all Hispanics as “illegals,” which is obviously what is going through your mind. Most of them where I live are legal, certainly most of them in New York are legal and are second or third generation (Dominicans and Puerto Ricans particularly). The big illegal groups in a lot of places are actually Africans, Albanians and various Asians, but I doubt that they’re what you’re talking about.
The Dominicans rescued the New York City parks from the thugs. Nobody would go into the parks in upper Manhattan because the thugs would appear immediately to rob, rape or kill you. The Dominicans got there, and they were not about to let anybody prevent them for having huge birthday parties and fiestas in the parks. And since the Dominicans are never without their knives and are really good at using them, the thugs finally realized they had met their match and gave up. Then the rest of us started creeping back into the parks - thanks to the Dominican and other Caribbean immigrants.
Gov. Perry is for a sealed border.
“Perry ... to express support for Israel”
For everything but their wall I suppose.
Hispanics are very entrepreneurial and the dream of every Hispanic immigrant is to have his own business. Encouraging this is not “pandering.”
Frankly, if I were Hispanic, I’d take one look at this forum with its seething hatred of Hispanics and decide that I wasn’t welcome in the GOP at all. Making people feel welcome is not “pandering.”
Gov. Perry has consistently said, conservative ascendancy is how to fight back.
I’d rather have 1 hard-working Catholic hispanic in this country over a million pro-gay white college kiddies
Maybe that’s just a sign of the bad economy. When the economy crashed, the growing hispanic population here also cratered.
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Hyphenated Americans are the problem.
Yeah, we’re all haters, skin-head racists, homophobes and religious nuts bitterly clinging to our guns.
Go peddle your papers over at DU.
One of Rick Perrys first acts after being elected agriculture commissioner in 1991 was to create the Texas-Israel Exchange, which promoted information and research sharing. Perry has been to Israel several times. He has gone to the Gaza strip and studied how they use drones to patrol. He has asked the U.S. Federal government to use drones on the U.S.-Mexican border. Perry knows that a "fence" or wall works -- and has said they work in urban areas. Israel has walls but they don't have a wall 2000 miles long.