November 8, 2011
On Monday, former president Bill Clinton defended Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2001 decision to grant in-state tuition to illegal aliens in the Lone Star state.
During an interview USA Today, Clinton said that move was “one of the best things he did.”
Clinton also said Perry’s critics “make his skin crawl.”
He continued: “What would they like? Would they like the kid to stand on a corner and sell dope or something?”
Of course, the support from Clinton should not come as a surprise, as the much-disgraced Democrat granted several amnesties to illegal aliens during his own presidency.
While much attention has been given to the fact that President Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to illegal aliens in 1986, none is ever given to the multitude of amnesty measures which President Bill Clinton signed into law.
The following is a list of amnesties granted to illegal aliens by Clinton:
-In 1994, an amnesty for illegal aliens (Section 245 (i)) was added to the FY 1995 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. The rolling amnesty ended on September 30, 1997, and resulted in 578,000 illegal aliens being granted permanent legal status.