I kind of like what Mike Huckabee said in 2010:<quoted text>
The DREAM act bill is giving unnecessary advantages to illegal immigrants and muslims, as well as giving an unbalanced advantage throughout the nation.
“When a kid comes to his country, and he’s four years old and he had no choice in it — his parents came illegally. He still, because he is in this state, it’s the state’s responsibility – in fact, it is the state’s legal mandate – to make sure that child is in school. So let’s say that kid goes to school. That kid is in our school from kindergarten through the 12th grade. He graduates as valedictorian because he’s a smart kid and he works his rear end off and he becomes the valedictorian of the school. The question is: Is he better off going to college and becoming a neurosurgeon or a banker or whatever he might become, and becoming a taxpayer, and in the process having to apply for and achieve citizenship, or should we make him pick tomatoes? I think it’s better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen.”
It's what other conservatives like Rick Perry believe too.
I happen to think Texas has the right solution. It's much better to reach the children of illegals and give them every opportunity to become productive citizens.