Theodore's World: Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I Strongly Oppose Amnesty’

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November 27, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I Strongly Oppose Amnesty’

Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I Strongly Oppose Amnesty’

October 6th, 2011

Governor Perry says he is against the Federal DREAM Act, “I strongly oppose amnesty.”

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.
In Texas, we had to deal with the children of illegal immigrants residing in our state and attending our schools, as the federal government requires states to educate these children through the public school system. Lawmakers in Texas – indisputably one of the most conservative states in America – were virtually unanimous in their decision.

The Legislature determined the payment of in-state college tuition is available to all students who have lived in Texas for at least three years and graduated from a public high school. If you meet those requirements, you pay in-state tuition, whether you relocated from Oklahoma, Idaho, Canada or Mexico. The only difference is that Texas residents who aren’t documented must be on the path to pursue U.S. citizenship to be allowed to pay in-state tuition.

There were a number of reasons the bill received widespread support among conservatives. Importantly, it has never had a cost to Texas taxpayers. In fact, our institutions of higher learning would actually lose tens of millions of dollars in lost tuition payments if the law were repealed.

And it would lower the odds that these students would receive subsidized health care or end up in prison. Protecting taxpayers was a serious concern, given that a Supreme Court decree already requires taxpayers to pay for K-12 education for undocumented students.

This is the link where the above information is from. If anyone is interested in the entire interview please click here.


Wild Thing's comment..........

Perry above all the others knows what he is talking about. He has lived it, having the longest border of dealing with the illegals.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 27, 2011 03:50 AM


The terrible effects of the Dream Act are just one reason to hope that Gingrich, and Romney, do not win the nomination. Both would support the act which is basically amnesty and which would encourage further illegal immigration. Gingrich has a recorded history of supporting amnesty.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 27, 2011 01:19 PM

Tom, I agree so much, thank you for you input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2011 03:59 AM