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Wow.  Gov. Romney was asked about immigration reform, and he talked about how we need to build a fence along the border (with the proper technology) and that we need to “turn the magnet off” to quit attracting so many people here.  What was he talking about?

He has said that we need to crack down on employers that hire illegals, try to reduce federal aid to cities that try to skirt federal immigration laws, and quit giving such benefits to illegal immigrants — such as in-state tuition to illegal immigrants’ children.

How is this different from Gov. Perry?

Well, he gave in-state Texas tuition to the children of illegal immigrants, which you may not know.  He has recently defended this decision, by saying “to punish these young Texans for their parents’ actions is not what America has always been about.”

This article by Tom Tancredo explains further.  (I think he might be offended that Perry apparently accused him of being a racist for wanting immigration reform.)

He writes:

He [Perry] spoke out last year against using E-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs as state employees, who get their paychecks from the taxpayers. He insisted it “would not make a hill of beans’ difference.”

Numbers USA, a group that supports immigration control, gives Perry a “D-“ for his positions supporting amnesty, open borders, and opposing border security.

Perry, in a speech in Mexico in 2007, said he supports completely open borders, calling for the “free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico.”


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3 Responses to Turn Off That Magnet, Gov. Perry

  1. John Elsegood says:

    The Texas braggard was put down by Romney withusing his normal good-natured elan at the last round of debates. Social Security issues and Perry’s idea on open borders will destroyhim in a presidential election.
    Only Romney looks,sounds and acts presidential -and he is presidential. Don’t throw it away America -we need strong US leadership by a decent, pro- family man.
    Mitt is the man . Now more than ever he is needed.

    • John Elsegood says:

      Remove the above from 11 September please as it has been corrected subsequently with correct grammar.
      The top version is incorrect.

  2. John Elsegood says:

    The Texas braggard was put down by Romney who used his normal good natured elan at the last round of debates.
    Social Security issues and open border policies will destroy Perry in a general election.
    Only Romney looks, sounds and acts presidential -and he is presidential. Don’t throw it away America -we need US leadership by someone who is a decent,pro-family man with economic expertise.
    Mitt is the man-now more than ever.

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