Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have a double problem when it comes to immigration. When will the bleeding stop?
Read below from Politico.
The Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Board, a citizen group that advises the caucus’s 27 state legislators, will attack Perry for being insufficiently tough on so-called sanctuary cities at a press conference next week.
Perry’s been under attack by his presidential rivals for a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Texas public colleges and universities and his opposition to building a border fence. Now supporters of a bill that would have allowed state and local law enforcement to inquire about the immigration status of people they detain are hoping to get that into the discussion as well.
Perry supported the bill and even set it as an “emergency” item. But the governor but didn’t do enough to get legislators to pass it, said Katrina Pierson, a tea party caucus advisory board member from suburban Dallas who met with Perry in June to ask him to institute the regulations by executive order.
Pierson said her group is planning to announce next week that it has increased support from lawmakers and will call on Perry to call another special session to address the matter, hoping that he would “clarify his position on illegal immigration.”