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Rick Perry’s Immigration Journey Could Haunt Presidential Race

author Published by Chris Chmielenski

NumbersUSA, which advocates for low levels of immigration, recently gave
Perry a D- grade for his various policy stances. While the grade
actually puts him in the middle of the pack among presidential
contenders (only Michele Bachmann is in “B” territory), Perry’s close
association with the border guarantee that he’ll receive plenty more
attention. According to the group’s president, Roy Beck, the biggest
knock on Perry is his opposition to mandating the use of E-Verify, a
federal electronic system for checking prospective workers’ immigration
status. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) pushed Perry on the issue hard
in her 2010 primary campaign against the governor, pledging in a debate
to use the system on all state employees. Benjy Sarlin — Talking Points Memo DC

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