Immigration questions dog Perry after debate
September 25th, 2011
08:16 AM ET
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Immigration questions dog Perry after debate

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Of all the punches thrown at Gov. Rick Perry during last week's Republican presidential debate in Florida, few landed harder than questions about Perry's support for a Texas bill allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.

Perry signed the bill, HB 1403, in 2001 with the support of all but four legislators, making Texas the first state to grant in-state tuition to young undocumented immigrants who have lived in the state for three years and are seeking permanent residency.


Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Rick Perry
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. UnitdWeStnd

    Politicians sometime forget we're actually listening when they speak and the crap always floats to the top. My suggestion and crazy as it sounds " say what you mean and mean what you say". And personally Mr. perry, I couldn't care less what you think God believes. I care about what You believe.

    September 25, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  2. Tony

    Stick to your gun, Perry. Don't flip-flop like Romney. If you cave on this issue, people will say you are heartless AND a hypocrite.

    September 25, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  3. diridi

    With this Idiot like perry, Texas has all Illegals with no Health Care Insurance, and All Minimum Wage, Texas is way below the poverty level....truth, truth, truth, I don't care, FL idiots, nor Ohio corn idiots, nor uneducated Iowa idiots....true, Two Ocean boardwalk side has educated, I mean, Atlantic, i.e, NY, CT, Mass, NC, Ga etc, and Pacific side, LA, OR, Wash, etc, has educated, in the Middle, brainless uneducated idiots in this nation, we need to Educate all these middle idiots....

    September 25, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. FM

    Though am not a fan of Perry, but the man is speaking the reality. These young kids of illegals are in the country. No one is sending them outside. Should he let them sit at home and wait to grow up and decide to behave the way the chose to????

    September 25, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Rick Perry was right; do you want to keep the kids in college or on the street?

    But he spoke to wrong audience

    September 25, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  6. Indy

    It looks like Perry is coming down with a case of Bachmannitis, popularity soars then reality kicks in all the lies catch up with you and then the people you thought were stupid enough to believe your lies are not stupid after all.

    September 25, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |