Rick Perry’s Not So Conservative Stance on Immigration


According to Tom Tancredo writing @ Politico there are several reasons to not trust Rick Perry’s new found toughness on immigration.

Perry’s only true conservative positions on borders involve calling for an end to sanctuary cities and signing a voter ID law. While I support these measures, they don’t make up for the rest of his positions on immigration. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    • Called Tancredo a racist for making immigration a hard line issue in the 2008 election
    • bragged about his law that granted “the children of undocumented workers” special in-state tuition at Texas colleges, the first state in the nation to do so.
    • Perry opposed Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070
    • He spoke out last year against using E-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs as state employees
    • Numbers USA 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
    • Perry proposed the Trans-Texas Corridor. This toll road would go through Mexico, but be run together with the Mexican government in the middle of Texas.
  • Now that Perry is in the race I’m sure “certain Republicans and Conservatives” will be falling all over themselves trying to spin these facts and paint Perry as “the tough on immigration candidate!”



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