Geraldo: On Immigration, Which Rick Perry Is Running?
Submitted by BarryB
As a border state governor, Rick Perry has been reasonable about immigration policy.
And while he has called for more “boots on the ground” at the border to curtail illegal immigration, Perry has also made statements ridiculing the hugely expensive, largely ineffective border fence. He has advocated for 24-month visas for the traditional cross-border work force that for generations freely ebbed and flowed in sync with the demand for labor in the farms, factories, and fields of the United States.
“The free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico,” he promoted.
Perry has called for closer commercial ties with our neighbors south of the border, has has criticized the federal E-Verify program, which requires all workers to be computer-checked as legal residents, and has condemned Arizona’s SB 1070 “Papers Please,” anti-immigration law currently stalled in the federal courts.
Running for president is a different story.
…So the governor has also signaled that he is veering rightward on the issue of immigration reform as Candidate Perry.
He made a point in announcing his run for the White House to advocate greater security along the U.S.-Mexico border. He also attempted unsuccessfully to jam through “emergency” state legislation outlawing “sanctuary cities” in Texas, where undocumented immigrants number between one and a half and two million.
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