Read below the petition for more information about Texas A&M's promotion of the DREAM Act, a Democrat professor congratulating Governor Perry, and Texas A&M awarding an illegal alien student. Videos are also included below. For media inquires, read our recent press release or contact Chairman Steven Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since Governor Perry signed the Texas DREAM Act into effect in 2001, illegal immigrants have been rewarded at Texas A&M and across Texas. Read the open petition letter below and sign the petition to show your support for ending in-state tuition and financial aid for illegal immigrants, policies currently supported by both Texas A&M and Governor Rick Perry.
The Honorable Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
Dear Governor Perry:
I am deeply disappointed that Texas tax dollars are being used to subsidize the college tuition of illegal immigrants in the state of Texas. The Texas government, especially in these troubling economic times, should not be subsidizing the higher education of adults who cannot legally work in the United States.
Governor Perry, I request you to immediately call a special session of the Texas Legislature in order to end the policy of providing in-state tuition and financial aid for illegal aliens at Texas public universities.
Thousands of United States citizens are currently paying $20,000/year more than illegal immigrants to attend college in Texas; illegal immigrants are also receiving tuition waivers and state financial aid. As a candidate running for the office of President of the United States of America, I ask you to put the interests of American citizens before the interests of citizens of foreign countries, especially those foreign citizens residing in the United States illegally.
Please end this unfair policy, which harms American students and rewards criminal behavior.
At Texas A&M Diversity Seminar, Democrat Professor Congratulates Perry for his Immigration Policy
On Friday, September 16, 2011 Texas A&M University hosted Professor Michael Olivas, a University of Houston professor, to promote the DREAM Act and in-state tuition for undocumented students. The lecture, “Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students,” was part of the Texas A&M Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series.
Dr. Olivas was invited to speak by Dr. Christine Stanley, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity. The total cost of the event – funded with general revenue (tuition and tax dollars) – was nearly $6,000, including a $5,000 honorarium to Dr. Olivas (an employee of the state of Texas).
During the event, Olivas congratulated Governor Rick Perry on his immigration policy and for promoting in-state tuition for illegal aliens:
"I have to congratulate the governor, let me just say the first time in my life publicly, I will say so here at his alma mater that he has been absolutely correct and courageous on this particular point."
"Governor Perry will probably never have a greater moment than his defending his actions the other night. Of course, as a Democrat, I pray that he doesn't have any better moment, but he's never gonna have a better moment than he had there."
"Governor Perry, really, so far has sort of stuck to his guns, and I'm very proud of him for that."
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Texas A&M Awards Illegal Alien Student, DREAM Act Activist
On September 12, 2011, Texas A&M University awarded an illegal
immigrant student, Maria Cabello, the Hispanic Heritage Month “DREAMers
Undergraduate Student Award,” named “in honor of students
who tirelessly advocate for the Development, Relief, and
Education for Alien Minors Act.”
Cabello, a self-described “activist,” publicly came out as “undocumented, unafraid, and unashamed” at a Texas Dream Alliance rally held on the Texas A&M campus in April 2011.
Cabello is receiving in-state tuition under the Texas DREAM Act signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2001. According to a Huffington Post article published on October 3, 2011, Cabello is “very thankful that he signed the in-state tuition into law.”
For more information, see: http://tamu.campusreform.org/group/80/blog/video-texas-am-awards-illegal-alien-student-liberal-activist
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Continuing coverage on our blog
We are continuing to cover this issue and more at our blog at http://tamu.campusreform.org/group/80/blog. Read more about the DREAM Act, awards for liberal activists, and how the University is using your money to promote a liberal worldview.