Six reasons why in-state tuition for illegals should NOT be a dealbreaker

Recent polling has confirmed what I’ve seen anecdotally: Rick Perry has dropped fast in the polls and conservatives have decided (at least for now) to throw their support behind Herman Cain. (Romney, too, is capitalizing on this.) The primary reason that people have moved away from Perry is his stance on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, known as the Texas DREAM Act. If not for this issue... More
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Reader: 18 Catholic colleges oppose contraceptive mandate, Perry apologizes for ‘heartless’ remark, FRC hits Mitt

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Eighteen Catholic colleges united in a letter to oppose the federal government’s contraception mandate and the lack of religious liberty in the mandate. The letter said: “No federal rule has defined being ‘religious’ as narrowly and discriminatorily as the Mandate appears to do, and no regulation ha... More

Reader: Jeb defends Perry on DREAM Act, Florida threatens to move up primary, Christie wows at Reagan library

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended Gov. Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I think that is a fair policy,” Bush said in an e-mail to National Journal on Tuesday, adding that the students who benefit from the tuition breaks find themselves in the United States throu... More

The DREAM would become a nightmare.

The immigration system is horribly flawed. No one disputes that. But the prayer campaign on behalf of the DREAM Act being pushed by the Justice for Immigrants campaign at the USCCB just isn’t wise. The DREAM Act would not address the real problems with our immigration system, would exacerbate some already existing problems, and would cause new tensions. The bill has gone through a number of ... More

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