Fences prevent our border patrol agents from being assaulted. Perry is either stupid or a liar if he says fences won't work to deal with illegal immigration.
From CNS News today:
The overall number of assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents working to protect the largely unfenced U.S.-Mexico border has “remained relatively stable” at more than 1,000 per year over the past three years, while assaults have sharply decreased in the San Diego Sector of the border where a significant fence has been constructed along much of the border.
When Herman Cain said he couldn't support Perry over his wrong approaches to illegal immigration, he earned even more respect in my eyes.
At this point he is my favorite candidate.
What is wrong with people? This is a primary, folks! Herman can and should draw stark differences between himself and the so-called "front-runners". It's his only chance to win. It's also his only way to show the primary voters that he's not just in this to suck up to the so-called "front-runners" and hope to get a job out of it. If you're a Perry person, stop bitching and whining, and find something to ding Herman on - like, I don't know, his plan of adding a 9% national sales tax.
There, for a long time, has been a certain set of people guided by facts that are untrue. The border states experience these in-state tuition problems because the federal government does not handle these people.
I dislike the idea of letting them go to school at all--but no one opposes that. If they're at least going to be allowed in school, give them the same rates as their classmates so they can then pursue citizenship. Something tells me that'll bind them to citizenship. Of course under strict limits and so forth.
It's not as if it is a subsidy, it's merely a different rate.
Let me all remain you if Perry gets the nominee, he will be ten times better then Obama, and if Cain decides to run as a third party, and you vote for him, and Obama gets in. Those of you who stay home on 2012, or vote for a third party are to blame for this country going into the black hole. So think on that.
- Rick Perry supports no border fence, but a solution that will actually work. A "fence" won't work. If I want to climb over, or under for that matter, a fence-I will.
- Rick Perry supports the same policy of in-state tuition that George Bush, Jeb Bush and MARCO RUBIO support.
Well, there you go...
I don't want another George Bush. We have had George Bush's in the White House since George Herbert Walker Bush. Progressives all.
The current President Bush is a bit more Progressive than the others but is still following the Bush Progressive game plan.
Ya! I was thinking the same thing. I believe based on the Constitution, it's the Federal Governments duty to secure our boarders.
He really needs to clarify that statement. I can't imagine each of the 50 (or is it 57?) states with varying degrees of immigration enforcement.
Good for Cain. I won't support Perry under any circumstances. I might not support Cain either, but at least he seems in this instance to be trying to speak out of principle rather than dumbed-down party politics. Also, this is more evidence that Perry's toast, and now all the candidates will try to shove him into the trash compactor.
They have to stop the petty crap and pull together once the selection is made, regardless of who it is (excluding Paul& Huntsman) or this lil' rodeo might just blow up in their faces.
I would respectfully disagree. As it is very important that they get all the dirt out in the open now so that the Obamination has no ammunition come time. If the Republicans bring out every issue now then it gives them time to devise a strategy to deal with it when the real election comes around. Herman Cain is doing a service to Rick Perry by bringing up any issue that is a concern.