Governor Rick Perry of Texas is running for the Republican nomination for President. He is a conservative who condemns the Social Security program and wants “Washington to be inconsequential in the lives of Americans.”
However, at a recent luncheon at the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland praised Perry for supporting a Texas law that allows some illegal immigrants to attend state colleges at in-state tuition rates.
Governor O’Malley said: “One thing I do like about Perry is the fact that he recognizes that fair is fair and if a family is paying-in-state taxes, they should pay in-state tuition. I agree with that and I think he is right. I think the people of Texas are right.”
Governor O’Malley supports Barack Obama for President.
Maryland has a tuition law similar to the one in Texas, but it is disputed. It was signed in May 2011. It allows illegal immigrant students to attend state schools at in-state rates. They must meet certain conditions. Opponents succeeded in suspending the law. It is on the ballot for a referendum in 2012.