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Perry on in-state tuition for illegals: How else were they supposed to pay for it?
Hotair ^ | 10/2/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 10/01/2011 10:43:51 PM PDT by American Dream 246

Matt Lewis says he’s improving on this issue. I guess, but that’s mainly because after you’ve tried to win over voters by calling them heartless, there’s really nowhere to go but up. A scene from New Hampshire this morning:

“We have, for decades, had a federal government that has absolutely failed in its constitutional duty to defend our border,” Perry said.

“I’m a governor. I don’t have the pleasure of standing on the stage and criticizing. I have to deal with these issues,” he later added.

Perry continued, “In 2001, we had this choice: Are we going to kick these children over to the curb and say you cannot have access to college? Because the fact of the matter is there’s no way they could pay the out-of-state tuition. And are we going to have them on the government dole over here because they’re not educated? Or are we going to have them in our institutions of higher learning, paying in state tuition, pursuing citizenship?”…

David Connors, the man who asked Perry the in-state tuition question, said he was satisfied with the governor’s answer.

Really? There are no jobs for illegals anywhere in Texas to earn tuition money? I was under the impression that there are quite a lot of jobs available to them, especially since Perry opposes e-Verify. This is the same sleight of hand he tried to use in the debate answer that got him in trouble, equating illegals’ opportunity to go to school in Texas with some sort of moral imperative among taxpayers to subsidize their education. (His wife, campaigning for him in Iowa, framed the choice as between tuition subsidies or welfare.) Somehow, the impoverished U.S. citizen from Mississippi is expected to pay his own way in Austin but the illegal who’s lived in Texas for three years gets a stipend from the locals. And not just in terms of lower tuition rates; apparently they qualify for financial aid too. It must be awfully confusing for Perry, as a “Texas Gaullist” and vocal champion of state sovereignty, to find that prioritizing state residency over national citizenship doesn’t play well with grassroots conservatives outside of Texas itself, but he’d better find clarity soon.

Here’s Romney’s new ad bludgeoning Perry with praise he once received from former Mexican President Vicente Fox. After you watch, read this amusing scolding (which notes some of Mitt’s own immigration heresies) from former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, who seems genuinely surprised that Romney would pander so shamelessly on a divisive issue simply to destroy an opponent. That was the old, soulless Romney. The new, soulful Romney should be above that sort of thing. Right?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; heartless; immigration; instatetuition; palin; perry; shamnesty; texas; tuition
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1 posted on 10/01/2011 10:43:53 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246
Portlandon said:

THE SAME WAY ME, MY BROTHER, MY SISTER, MY WIFE, MY FRIENDS & OTHER US CITIZENS DO.

THEY PAY FOR IT BY WORKING, STUDENT LOANS, AND THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS.

Is Perry a complete moron??????

portlandon at Hotair
2 posted on 10/01/2011 10:45:01 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

El Rico es loco.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 10:51:36 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Kennedy, McCain, Perry - What's with D students and support for Amnesty?)
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To: American Dream 246

marking to find again to show illegals get ‘financial aid’ for college tuition in Texas.


4 posted on 10/01/2011 10:57:27 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: American Dream 246

What’s the point of college for illegals if we’re supposed to punish employers for hiring them? oh wait...Perry doesn’t believe in doing that, either


5 posted on 10/01/2011 10:58:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: American Dream 246
They are not elgible for student loans or scholarships. So no, Perry is not a moron. The article stated Perry opposed e-verify. Maybe so, but e-verify has been used in TX since its conception.
6 posted on 10/01/2011 10:58:44 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: American Dream 246
Are we going to kick these children over to the curb and say you cannot have access to college? Because the fact of the matter is there’s no way they could pay the out-of-state tuition

In a word - yes. It's not my fault, not my doing, and not my responsibility to pay for their education. Maybe if they sold their Escalade or their flat-screen they could pay for it themselves.

7 posted on 10/01/2011 11:01:19 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: American Dream 246
Are we going to kick these children over to the curb and say you cannot have access to college?

Hell yeah, that's exactly what needs to be done. In fact, when you find the little bastards trying to steal money from the American people, you arrest and deport them and their parents back to where they came from.

8 posted on 10/01/2011 11:01:36 PM PDT by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: American Dream 246
Damn doofus, Alabama, and Arizona have taken action, while perry hugged the illegals. Perry is like a mental midget some dog has always pissed on his home work.
9 posted on 10/01/2011 11:01:38 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: American Dream 246

“Or are we going to have them in our institutions of higher learning, paying in state tuition, pursuing citizenship?”… “

Get your citizenship before you go to college. Because if you can’t pass a basic citizenship test you shouldn’t be thinking about college, even if you are a citizen.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 11:02:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Grey Eagle
They are not elgible for student loans or scholarships.

How do I verify your statement is true. What part of the law says these illegals are not eligible for student loans or scholarships?

11 posted on 10/01/2011 11:03:36 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: American Dream 246
"but he’d better find clarity soon. "

I don't think that he will. There are many things about Perry to like, but this ain't one of them. Illegal immigration/ instate tuition/ sanctuary cities is his Howard Dean moment.

12 posted on 10/01/2011 11:05:21 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: American Dream 246

If this is improvement, I shudder to think what getting even worse would look like.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 11:07:29 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: rockrr

Or their 3 cell phones - iPhone - Blueberry - flat screen TV etc...


14 posted on 10/01/2011 11:10:32 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: RichInOC

"Yer Heartless!!"

15 posted on 10/01/2011 11:23:41 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Kennedy, McCain, Perry - What's with D students and support for Amnesty?)
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To: South40; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; Sea Parrot; ...

Is this guy braindead?

Quoting Perry on giving in-state tuition to illegals: “How else were they supposed to pay for it?”

Perry never heard that students get jobs to pay for tuition?

So struggling US citizens are expected to pay their own way but stipends to illegals who broke the law is Texas public policy.

Texans may overlook Perry’s air-headedness-—but grassroots conservatives outside of Texas don’t find him very amusing.

Perry better shut up before the true dimensions of his intellectual vacuity goes viral.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 11:26:43 PM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: American Dream 246

“Perry on in-state tuition for illegals: How else were they supposed to pay for it?”

How about you write a personal check to pay for it if you’re so bloody enamored with the idea.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 11:28:56 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ari-freedom

Source?


18 posted on 10/01/2011 11:30:04 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org Have mustard seed: will use it. To control the border, Patrol the border!)
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To: Grey Eagle

Actually, they are eligible for some student aid, including scholarships. Especially the ones that some people have set up with their own money.


19 posted on 10/01/2011 11:32:56 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org Have mustard seed: will use it. To control the border, Patrol the border!)
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To: Grey Eagle

But Perry does not oppose e-verify, either. He once answered that e-verify for State employees would not make a difference unless we secure the border.


20 posted on 10/01/2011 11:34:11 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org Have mustard seed: will use it. To control the border, Patrol the border!)
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