Tancredo denounces Perry on immigration

Tom Tancredo writes in an e-mail:

Dear Friend,

I need your help getting the word out on Rick Perry.

Right now Perry is the Republican frontrunner for president—we can’t let him win! When it comes to immigration the man is George W. Bush’s clone! If Perry gets to the White House we’ll be back to fighting massive blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. You can count on it!

At last week’s presidential debate Perry had the audacity to call those of us who oppose in-state tuition for illegal aliens HEARTLESS! Only those without hearts, he said, would be against his 2001 signature legislation which made Texas the first state to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens. This phony compassion didn’t cost Perry a penny—but it’s been costing the taxpayers $100,000 for every illegal alien who took him up on this sweet deal.

The delegates in the hall were astounded at his position and his arrogance, but it came as no surprise to me. Perry has long shown himself to be a name-calling, open border, pro-amnesty politician.

Four years ago I ran for president to pressure the Republican candidates to take a hard line against illegal immigration. For this Perry called me a racist! I called his office and demanded an apology and got nowhere.

That’s when I started to take a closer look at Perry and found an alarming pro-illegal immigrant consistency to both the man’s words and record.

Perry is for open borders and against building a fence: In a speech in Mexico in 2007, Perry said he supported completely open borders, calling for 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.” And he came out against building a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. When in Mexico …

Perry is for massive blanket amnesty: In 2006 Perry came out in favor of blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, albeit without citizenship, supporting “a guest worker program that takes undocumented workers off the black market and legitimizes their economic contribution.”

Perry opposes Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law: Perry said of Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070, “I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas.” [LA replies: I believe Perry said in the recent debate that he had Texas join the states intervening on behalf of Arizona in the federal suit against SB 1070. That may be true. But what it apparently means is that he’s against the federal government’s suit against Arizona’s law, not that he supports Arizona’s law. But he wanted the audience to believe that he supports the law.]

Perry opposes E-Verify—even for state employees: Last year Perry spoke out against using E-Verify even to prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs as state employees, who get their paychecks from the taxpayers. He insisted it “would not make a hill of beans’ difference.” Maybe not to Perry it wouldn’t—but it would mean a world of difference to some unemployed American workers and their families!

The Governor is running his whole campaign on all the jobs he has created in Texas and says he’ll do the same when he is President. Let’s hope not! Of the jobs Perry created since 2007, 81% went to immigrants, 40% to illegal immigrants!!

We can’t afford Rick Perry as President. We need someone who will fight to get Americans back to work and our country back on track. Amnesty, in-state tuition, and jobs for illegals, along with open borders, aren’t part of that formula! And neither is Rick Perry.

We can beat Obama next year-but we must do it with a strong leader who will secure our borders, enforce our laws, and never give amnesty to illegal immigrants. Our future depends on it! And Rick Perry will do none of that!

Please help me get the word out about Rick Perry. America can’t afford four more years of a politically pandering, pro-illegal immigrant president-whether they are Republican or Democrat! We need our laws enforced now!

Team America and I are dedicated to studying every presidential candidate’s record and words and will do everything we can to see that Americans elect a president who will stop the invasion across our southern border.

Thanks you for all you do for the cause. God Bless you and God Bless America.

Your Friend

Tom Tancredo

LA replies:

Tancredo should have supplied the quote in which Perry called Tancredo a racist.

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John Dempsey writes:

I’m surprised that Tancredo makes no mention in the email on what he calls Rick Perry’s “blind spot” where Muslim’s are concerned.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 28, 2011 06:36 PM | Send

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