Photo: Romney v Perry on Immigration at Last Night's Debate
At Tuesday’s GOP debate, Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry really seemed to get under each other’s skin, interrupting and even putting their hands on one another, but Perry was not holding anything back when it came to Romney’s history on immigration.
Gov. Perry went after Mitt Romney saying he twice hired companies that employed undocumented immigrants.
“You stood here in front of the American people and did not tell the truth,” Perry said, “You had illegals working on your property. A newspaper brought it to your attention and you still, a year later, had those people working for you.”
Romney fought back however saying Perry’s policies in Texas show he is not as committed to curbing undocumented immigration as he would like voters to believe.
“When you were governor ... you put in place a magnet,” Romney said. “You talk about magnets, you put in place a magnet to draw illegals into the state, which is giving $100 thousand of tuition credit to illegals that come into this country.”
He also criticized Perry for signing a 2001 law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.