Byron York of the Washington Examiner has laid it all out for us:
1. Perry opposes a BORDER FENCE: "Building a wall on the entire border is a preposterous idea," he said recently in New Hampshire. "The only thing a wall would possibly accomplish is to help the ladder business." Perry says he supports some forms of "strategic fencing in certain urban areas," but that's all.
He'll never score any points with most Republicans or Jim demint with that view, nor the next 2 issue either.
2. TAXPAYER-SUBSIDIZED, IN-STATE TUITION FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS: Perry signed the Texas Dream Act in 2001 making it the law in Texas. "We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, 'We don't care where you came from, but where you are going,'" Perry said at the time. "The message is simple: Educacion es el futuro, y si se puede." Perry still supports the measure.
The following issue doesn't seem as bad as the first 3 until you think about it in it's entirety.
4. GUEST WORKERS: "I support a guest worker program that takes undocumented workers off the black market and legitimizes their economic contributions without providing them citizenship status," Perry said in 2006. "A guest worker program that provides foreign workers with an ID removes the incentive for millions of people to illegally enter our country." To critics, that's just amnesty with a different label.
What Rick Perry seems to be saying here, is if we don't have a Guest Workers program as a U.S. Policy, he has kind of taken it upon himself to let Texas have it's own unofficial one. One big problem with his version is, they're not going back and many go on illegally to other U.S states instead. If you're a Democrat though, there is a bright side. Just think of all these potential voters.
I wonder with views like this, if Perry doesn't get the nomination, maybe Obama would consider him as his new Immigration Czar?
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