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Romney links Perry to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Mexico’s Vicente Fox on immigration

by George Bennett | September 30th, 2011

Talking tough on illegal immigration helped Rick Scott score an upset Republican primary win in last year’s Florida governor’s race. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is betting the issue will sour GOP primary voters in Florida and elsewhere on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who supports granting in-state college tuition rates to children of illegal immigrants in Texas.

A new web video from the Romney campaign associates Perry’s position with President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and features a clip of former Mexican President Vicente Fox praising Perry for the Texas policy.

There’s also a clip of Perry from last week’s GOP debate in Orlando saying opponents of the program “don’t have a heart” — a statement that angered many conservatives as much as the program itself.

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14 Responses to “Romney links Perry to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Mexico’s Vicente Fox on immigration”

  1. Tea Lady Says:

    Well, this is troubling!

    Our government should not be educating illegal aliens on the taxpayers’ dime! In these most difficult times, we need to stop $ending money overseas and stop $pending money on illegal aliens.

    I know people accuse Tea Partiers of “not having a heart” (as described in the article), but We The People are tired of using $pending as “the solution” to all problems.

    People are ultimately responsible for themselves. And government $pending should not be the “solution”. =)

  2. Realist Says:

    I agree with Romney. Don’t give them an education – give them a ride back to where they illegally entered our country – and confiscate any cash and belongings to reimburse us for our costs in doing it.

  3. Hitler Says:

    That just what I did! I confiscated all the Jewish property to pay for all they took after I declared them all “ILLEGALS” Kudos to The Tea Lady!

  4. drewsco Says:

    Tea Lady:

    You position is misguided. The taxpayers are not paying for, or subsidizing tuition for illegal aliens. The State of Texas-for example-is simply allowing them to pay for their tuition at the same rate as in-state students.

    During the recent debate, Rick Perry missed an opportunity to correct the false assertions made by his opponents.

  5. melody Says:

    I don’t know about Texas but the reason in-state tuition is less is BECAUSE the state of Florida taxes do support the operation of public and even private universities.

  6. Al Says:


    You are wrong. I am American citizen (came here legally on 1983). If I go to the State University of Texas, I will have to pay in out of state tuition. Do you know how much is that? So, it is ok for illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition, but if you are citizen, then you are not important.

    I thought that most of the country in this world are protected and provided service to their citizens. Am I wrong?

    For example, you force yourself into my house, and I have to provide you everything I have (money, food and etc…). Are you crazy???

  7. Me Says:

    All of this is funny to me, don’t you all forget that your so called country took all your family in when they needed political or religious refuge. And yes, the government provided help, had to change laws for your IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS and NOW, 3-4 generations later you guys think you are “Americans” hahaha. People read more, educate yourself. South AMERICA and Central AMERICA does exist, we are all AMERICANS maybe lawmakers should also deal with the residency issue, so all the so called AMERICANS can go to school and atleast learn why the AMERICAS, were named like that,,,, 95% of the people dont even have an idea

  8. drewsco Says:


    You’re missing the point. Tea Party Lady’s contention was that the taxpayers’ are paying or subsidizing the tuition for illegal immigrants and that is false.

    The second point is that; in the example you state, since you don’t live in the state of Texas, its disingenuous for you to state that illegal aliens (who live and support Texas by paying sales and other state taxes) aren’t entitled to this benefit that you don’t receive.

    Or perhaps you have an issue with them supporting the Texas economy by paying sales and other state taxes? Hmmm, we always forget the these little pertinent points when we argue against illegal immigration.

  9. RENEGADE Says:

    @ ME

    Glad you finbd it amusing. As the saying goes ” IGNORANCE IS BLISS”
    We are Americans, at least according to 99.9% of the known world.Sure there is a central America and south America.And each of those have countries with names. And the citizens are called by those names IE:Mexicans, Brazilians,ect.
    United States fo America = AMERICANS.
    Don’t be such an ignorant Dumb A$$.
    Our immigrant Ancestors came here LEGALY!!! Look up the definition of the word, it makes a big difference.
    Educate yourself moron its “do exist” not “does exist”

  10. RENEGADE Says:

    @ Drewsco,

    Sorry Drew but I’m pretty sure you are wrong on this one. Now maybe texas is the one state in the country that does it differently but the rest of them give state funds to state schools. That is the basis for the reduced tuition for residents. Where do you think the money comes from that built the school to begin with?
    ( ps. “ILLLEGAL” immigration. You can stop at the very first word. All other “points” are irrelevant.)

  11. RENEGADE Says:

    ILLEGAL sorry

  12. Jack Says:

    This in state tution only applies to students that have been in Texas for over three years. The state is not giving them money; students in fact are paying tuition which helps pay for the teachers, ect. in the college they are attending.

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