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Will there be a Rick 'Perry Plunge' over immigration?

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry had the tea party crowd on his side at Monday night’s debate, only to get booed when he espoused moderate-sounding positions on immigration.

 Now the Texas governor is in a target of some immigration hardliners for voicing opposition to a border fence and defending a bill he signed that could help some illegal immigrants receive in-state tuition.

 “If you’re working towards your college degree, and if you are working and pursuing citizenship in the state of Texas, you pay in-state tuition there,” Perry explained at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa.

 “And the bottom line is it doesn’t make any difference what the sound of your last name is. That is the American way.”

 Cue the boos.

 Hours later, the press releases and emails started.

"Perry was the first GOP candidate that the crowd booed tonight, and they started to boo as he rationalized his support for in-state tuition for illegal aliens," William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration Public Action Committee said in a written statement.

 "We are about to see what we will call the ’Perry Plunge’ in the polls,” Gheen said, citing a survey from Rasmussen Reports that showed 81 percent of Americans oppose tuition subsidies for illegal immigrants.

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Joel Wischkaemper

“If you’re working towards your college degree, and if you are working and pursuing citizenship in the state of Texas, you pay in-state tuition there,” Perry explained at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa.
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This isn't what is happening, and if anyone wants to play chump to Perry, do so. We have illegal aliens using fake identifications with ..someone's.. social security number on there, and it is ILLEGAL. It is morally WRONG. The BOOing was mild.. he should be put in jail for aiding and abetting an illegal alien. WHY ISN'T HE IN JAIL?????

“And the bottom line is it doesn’t make any difference what the sound of your last name is. That is the American way.”
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The American People pay for those illegal aliens to go to jail. That would be about $100,000 in fees per year, in fact, and this country does NOT want Presidents or Governors hauling out and providing services and legal forgiveness (which is reserved to the judiciary) that are specifically denied by law. Illegal aliens, primarily from Mexico, have closed some 400 hospitals in this country, made the educational system a wreck, threatened countless traditions in our system, and brought a whole lot of crime. The sound of their NAMES... doesn't have anything to do with anything. STOPPING a trillion dollar EXPENSE to the taxpayers that is ILLEGAL is NOT a racist event. Illegal aliens have cost at least a trillion dollars over these years, and it will only get worse.

Oh yes.. booing was one of the very nicest things that could have happen to the man.

Joel Wischkaemper

The American People pay for those illegal aliens to go to school, or go to jail. Illegal aliens regardless of where they are from, are intensely expensive and it is a Bush in the bush trick to provide that amnesty.

Further, Mr. Gheen is not the major anti illegal aliens spokesman. Try these sites for information on the amnesty issue.

http://www.numbersusa.com

Comprehensive Immigration and Enforcement Reform.
http://nafbpo.org/editorial-cier.html

For researchers...
http://www.heritage.org/issues/immigration

Perry should be on his way to jail.

hector hernandez

...more like there will be a Tea Party plunge when their status will be further established as "a bunch of white, racist, greedy, isolationists" for having booed the Governor. As to the comments on this article, with a name like "Wischkaemper" I wouldn't be joining the chorus. ...just saying.

Buzz Mills

FIGHT BACK!
step #1 http://bit.ly/oBuTUd Border Issues

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