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Aggie Conservatives Petition Against Perry's DREAM Act

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Photo by Ben Philpott for KUT News
Conservative students from Texas A&M, Rick Perry's alma mater, want the governor to call a special legislative session to repeal the Texas DREAM act.

The Aggie Conservatives at Texas A&M University have posted an online petition demanding that Governor Rick Perry call a special session in the Texas legislature to put an end to the Texas law that allows children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities. According to the student organization, over 200 have signed as of last night.

In a prepared statement, chairman Steven Schroeder said, "It is outrageous that Texas A&M, because of Governor Rick Perry, is awarding those who violated the law with in-state tuition and financial aid. The Texas government, especially in these troubling economic times, should not be subsidizing the higher education of adults who cannot legally work in the United States."

In September of 2011, the governor's alma mater awarded the DREAMers Undergraduate Student Award to student activist and open illegal immigrant Mario Cabello. The Aggie Conservatives posted these videos along side the petition on their website.