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Jeb Bush Sides With Perry on Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrant Kids

September 30, 2011
The Atlantic
9/27/2011

The Texas governor isn’t the only GOP star to back the policy, and the Republican Party’s immigration debate shows a rift between the establishment and grassroots

With Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry under attack for supporting tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants, former Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday offered some solidarity by calling a similar proposal in Florida “fair policy.”

In 2001, Perry signed the first state law in the country that allowed the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Former Florida state Rep. Juan Zapata said the Texas law was “the model” for legislation that he repeatedly–but unsuccessfully–pushed in his state. Two of his key allies then are now among the GOP’s most sought-after stars: Bush, the subject of perpetual draft movements to run for president, and his fellow Floridian, Sen. Marco Rubio, a sure bet for the GOP’s vice presidential shortlist in 2012.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. October 1, 2011 1:44 am

    Jeb Bush is married to a Mexican and Papa Bush once said they were proud of their Latino grandchildren. Not criticizing explaining Jeb Bush is wrong person to ask.

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