Skip to comments.Perry suggests US visa program to let illegal immigrants come and go freely; opposes amnesty
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:39:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
You can put a program into place in which these individuals can be identified, and work visas in which they can move back and forth between their countries but not to become United States citizens, Perry said. And I think thats where McCain, thats where Romney, thats where even Bush went wrong when they talked about the issue that, were going to give amnesty to these individuals, and people just said, no, were not.
Perry didnt elaborate on what such a visa plan would look like, saying only that authorities need to determine a better way to identify illegal immigrants and make them part of mainstream society. He also said the program would only work if the federal government first does a better job securing Americas borders.
I disagree with the concept that somehow or another were going to pack up 10, to 12, to 15 million people and ship them back to the country of origin. Thats not going to happen, Perry said. So realty has to be part of our conversation. And then you need to have a strategy to deal with it. That is what I think we will have, but first you have to secure that border.
Perry called Washingtons efforts to stop the flow of illegal immigrants an abject failure but said that, as president, he could accomplish the task in just a year using the existing fence, more border patrol agents and air surveillance.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Gov. Perry asks for drones and technology, and more boots on the U.S. Mexican border. Meanwhile Texas Rangers are patrolling the U.S. Mexican border (1250 miles) the best they can -- salaries paid by the citizens of Texas. The International border with Mexico is a Federal responsibility but they refuse to do their sworn duty. Instead we find out the U.S. Federal Government bought and GAVE guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Gov. Rick Perry states that fencing in urban areas is effective but drones and Intel is needed for the rest of the border. His written and personal requests for the U.S. government to seal the border is ignored by the Obama administration and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Instead DHS has for years used a drone for patrolling sections our border with Canada and is discussing wider drone patrols and more boots on the ground on the northern border.
“Come and go” is come only.
Perry is at least honest, pro-illegal he is. He should run for pres of Mexico.
Mostly it will only get the reactionaries and the nativists all stirred up and send them into a frenzy. Which some relish. LOL
Just add your own words???
Must be nice to just make it up as you go heiss.
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We do not want one single illegal in this country, taking our jobs, nor for any other reason. Why don’t they “get” this? What part of illegal don’t you understand?
Give me your candidates’ plan.
Lay it out there for the thread.
Rick Perry doesn’t want amnesty, he just wants illegals to come and go freely.
You can’t make this shit up.
Perry is all in for changing the narrative of this debate.
My dad died for this country and I served it. If I am willing to have an honest conversation about how to fix this problem, then even the most racist nativists on FR should too.
Exactly. Like that article thread earlier this morning without a live link.
A good venue for lots of anti-Perry comments, but no honest debate.
Give me links and information not slogans and spin.
if perry’s involved in the release of the hate against cain
perry will not get my vote.
I KNOW! No need for the left to paint Perry as dumber than GWB- Perry is doing a bang up job of that all by himself.
YOU do it every day.
My guy just wants to cook'em on the wire, with or without salsa.
You do the dishes.
Sounds like a plan to me.
I'm guessin' you have decided that people who care about law and order are racists? You're twisted.
Is Perry stupid? They come...and then baby drop about 4 to 6 kids that WILL BE automatic citizens. They grow up on the dole and vote democrat. The has to be stopped and reversed. Once we lose Texas and or Florida to immigration Democ-rats...It is one party socialist rule. Just like California.