Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy...
If you show up illegally, without your card or you're here as a criminal element, I'm for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy -- we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that...
We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence."
"Texas Gov Says U.S. Needs Migrants, Not Border Wall," Reuters, Aug. 28, 2007
[Editor's Note: Rick Perry expressed a Con E-Verify position during a Jan. 29, 2010 Republican primary gubernatorial debate, then made a Pro E-Verify statement during a Dec. 3, 2014 press conference.]
Experts Immigration officials, people with post-graduate degrees in fields relevant to immigration issues, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, immigration issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
47th Governor of Texas (Republican), Dec. 21, 2000-Jan. 20, 2015
Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1999-2000
Former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, 1991-1999