Aug 25, 2011

Immigration Politics: Will Rick Perry Throw the Tea Party Under the Bus?

Mother Jones: "As Texas Gov. Rick Perry charts a course to the GOP presidential nomination, his stance towards (undocumented) workers ... could become a flash point. On the one hand, the GOP's tea party base demands that undocumented immigrants be arrested and deported. On the other, wealthy Republican donors in Texas rely on the influx of cheap labor to make money. José, whose last name I've withheld for his protection, works for homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation), the governor's largest political donor and a strong proponent of permissive immigration policies."

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