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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Perry open to work visas for undocumented immigrants

(By JORDAN FABIAN, Univision) - GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry said Thursday that he would be open to granting temporary work visas to undocumented immigrants in the United States, but reiterated that he is opposed to granting them a path to citizenship.

During an interview, Perry was pressed on what he would do with the 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants in the country. The Texas governor said that he is against deporting all people in the country without documentation and said that a system should be put in place for them to work here legally, but only after the country’s borders are deemed secure.

“You have to identify them, you have to be able to give them some type of identification. Here’s how they pay their taxes and they become a contributing part of the society, instead of, as some people see them, just as a leech on society,” he told CNN. “That you can put a program into place of what these individuals can be identified and work visas and where they can move back and forth between countries, but not become United States citizens.”


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