By Joshua Altman - 09/23/11 02:04 AM EDT
Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued his attack on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, and this time the battleground was immigration policy.
Perry, a border-state governor, defended his decision to pass a state-based DREAM Act in Texas, which allowed children in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates.
“If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they have been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart,” Perry said.
Earlier in the debate Romney said “it makes no sense” to give students in the country illegally a discount on state-funded education.