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Immigration Pushed To The Forefront Again.... Thanks! To Everyone Who Has Propelled This Issue To Its' Rightful Position. Years Of Hard Work Are Paying Off.....Keep Up The Good Work!......
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Perry addresses conservatives’ concerns about his immigration stance

Sounds like Perry is speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Looks like his past pro-illegal stance is not resonating with the rest of the country. He laid his own groundwork on this; now he's trying to wiggle his way out. Sounds so much like a Bush/McCain ticket you'd have to make sure it's the guy with the dark hair speaking. Texas is sure a mixed up state in many ways, kind of like California.



Perry addresses conservatives’ concerns about his immigration stance
One of the major sticking points of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign is what some GOP primary voters see as his moderate to liberal stance on illegal immigration.
Conservatives groaned when they learned that Perry supported in-state tuition for the children of illegals in Texas, opposes E-Verify, opposed Arizona’s illegal immigration law and even floated the idea of bi-national health care with Mexico.
In a long-form interview out Thursday with Right Wing News’ John Hawkins, Perry attempted to smooth over some of the more rocky portions of his immigration record, starting with in-state tuition for children of illegals.
According to Perry, while he supports Texas’ tuition policy, he virulently opposed the federal DREAM Act because he sees it as amnesty — adding that he regretted calling those who oppose education for the children of illegals “heartless.”
“The federal DREAM Act is an amnesty bill, and I strongly oppose amnesty. The Texas educational residency bill was vastly different. Because the federal government has failed in its basic duty to protect our borders, states are forced to deal with illegal immigrant issues,” Perry said, explaining that included devising ways to keep the children of illegals out of prison and off subsidized heath care.
“On the issue of all Texas residents paying in-state tuition, I regret the comment from the debate. It was a poor choice of words, and it wasn’t fair to those who disagree with the policy,” he added.
Perry reiterated his opposition to the existence of sanctuary cities, touted a bill he signed banning drivers licenses for illegals and explained that while he is for reducing the size of government, he is for spending more on border security. (RELATED: Jesse Jackson Jr. introduces House resolution condemning Rick Perry)
“Border security is a federal responsibility. Our greatest need is more boots on the ground, and America needs a president who will stop talking about securing the border and finally do it,” he said.
Indeed, border security is why he opposed the Arizona law, SB 1070, because he saw it as a band-aid for a problem that needed a border-based solution.
“In Texas, our efforts have focused on stopping the illegal flow of narcotics and people before they cross the border, rather than once they get here,” he said. “It’s the philosophy that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:34 PM
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... Perry supported in-state tuition for the children of illegals in Texas, opposes E-Verify, opposed Arizona’s illegal immigration law and even floated the idea of bi-national health care with Mexico
And he opposed SB1070. If he doesn't want to wind up like McCain, he has got to do better than defend his record. He has to decisively proclaim what he intends to do solve the illegal immigration problem. He has to propose a plan. He can't just expect people to just naturally believe he intends to do something about it. He doesn't have that kind of record.

Based on what I'm hearing now, he hasn't got my vote. If the Republicans can't show some backbone on the illegal immigration problem, I won't vote for them, I don't care if that means the Obamination gets a second term.
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