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4:28 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Perry Says Arizona Immigration Law Isn't Right For Texas, But Won't Promise Veto

Texas – Gov. Rick Perry says his perspective hasn't changed after state lawmakers filed Arizona-style bills intended to crack down on illegal immigration.

Perry on Tuesday reiterated his support of Arizona seeking to require police to sometimes question people about their immigration status, but said the law as written isn't right for Texas.

Republican lawmakers filed several hardline immigration bills Monday, the first day for proposing legislation to be considered in the upcoming session.

Perry said he wouldn't "take the bait" and declare that he would veto certain legislation. Fresh off winning a third full term, Perry said "we'll go through the process" when the Legislature convenes in January.

Perry was in San Antonio promoting his new book, "Fed Up!"

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