Governor Rick Perry has been criticized in the past by conservatives for his stance on illegal immigration, namely being in favor of providing funding for children of illegal immigrants. Glenn said Perry was consistent on the issue - but unfortunately he's consistently wrong. Perry doubled down on this stance during the debates last night and said you 'don't have a heart' if you are against it. What's Glenn think of this tactic?
"There's nobody on this stage who has spent more time working on border security than I have. For a decade I've been the governor of a state with a 1200-mile border with Mexico. We put $400 million of our taxpayer money into securing that border. We've got our Texas Ranger recon teams there now. I supported Arizona's immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job, but if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state from no other reason than they've been brought there, by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said.
"That is a progressive talking point, that you don't have a heart, you don't like children. Shut up. Don't give me that," Pat said.
"It's the old Rick Perry," Glenn suggested.
"You're telling me there's a right not only for illegal immigrants to go to college here in the United States but also to pay the in-state fee rate?" Stu said.
"It's predatory immigration. You're luring them in and it's true. You're luring them in with free healthcare. You're luring them in with jobs. You're luring them in with school, with colleges. You're luring them in. What right do you have to lure them in and then say get out? That makes no sense," Glenn added.
"I'm sorry. No matter where you are, the President of the United States or a farm worker, you break the law, you have the punishment and the punishment is the same for the President and for the farm worker, period. That is the only way man can have justice. Every time you try to correct things because you feel bad, you make it worse. If you feel bad, then go help the people in Mexico in Mexico. Go help them. You know how many Christian groups are out, you know, going, doing things in South America and in Africa? They're going and they're helping in those countries," Glenn said,