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If Rick Perry really had a heart, he would simplify immigration

by Brian Shearer

I was shocked to hear Rick Perry drop this reasonable nugget during the Republican debate on September 22:  “If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.”  Why Perry decided to buck his party’s hard-line views on immigration is beyond me.  And maybe this was a bit of an overstatement but it was refreshing to see a Republican acknowledge that immigrants are people that deserve some consideration.

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