The Truth and Lies About Perry’s Immigration Views
I suppose since the media will not elucidate the truth about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s immigration stance, it is up to people like me to talk about it and hope enough people listen. I was surprised to hear someone of Fox News using an innuendo’s when describing a Republican candidate, but it has become all too clear that someone powerful at the news channel just does not like Perry; I’m really hoping that person is not named Karl Rove who is rumored to dislike the fellow Texan.
If I did not know any better, after listening to Bill O’Reilly talk about Perry’s support instate tuition stance one would think Perry has an intransigent support for giving illegal aliens from Mexico a free ride from the moment they hopped over the border. He does this by just saying that Perry is taking heat because he allows students to go to school for free regardless of their legal status. How could a governor from Texas, be so obdurate on border security?
There is a simple answer to this question, he isn’t. He just has more experience dealing with the complexities of deal with the Mexico and United States border than any of the candidates running for president.
Perry’s opponents have unfairly painted the governor as relaxed on border security, and all too willing to give illegal immigrants a free ride. Presidential politics can be harsh sometimes, and some candidates are all too quick to foster erroneous lies about other candidates in the hope to plant seeds of doubt about how serious Perry is about border security.
There is no doubt that many people are uninformed about the situation regarding the border that I am convinced that those who live north simply don’t understand the true situation there. The most glaring misinformation has to do with immigrant students, who are here in the country illegally. The other is how Perry has handled what Emily Ramshaw of the Texas Tribune has called the “tightrope he has walked between securing the border and protecting the state’s symbiotic relationship with Mexico.”
The first question that comes to mind is how is the governor going to let illegal’s go to college for free, or for much cheaper than other American?
I do not mean to sound redundant, but the answer is simple, he does not let illegals go to school for any cheaper than other Texan student. This honest assessment is based off correcting one of the misconceptions Mitt Romney planted inside many people head. Most people understand that states charge a different rate for out of state students than those who live inside state borders, Texas is no different. Because some of the children of illegals get to pay the in-state rate while in Texas; some people come out thinking they are getting some kind of break that other students do not get. The problem with this premise is that regardless whether or not the instate tuition law was passed, out of state students would still not get the break. Now many of these children are here at no fault of their own, why should they not get to go to college. The federal government has saddled the states with this problem; Texas has decided it would be better to have an educated work force from the problem rather than having to take care of thousands of people costing millions.Continued on the next page