GOV. PERRY OF TEXAS RANKS IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY BAD PACK OF REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION ISSUES With Gov. Rick Perry indicating more and more interest in accepting the pressure of fans to run for the GOP nomination, NumbersUSA has thoroughly researched his record of actions and statements on immigration and posted the results on our2012 Presidential Hopefuls' Immigration Stances grid. The results -- as with nearly every other 2012 Hopeful -- are not pretty. The governor's biggest problem is that he has been primarily focused on his state and has been silent on most national immigration issues. We hope that if he announces his candidacy that he will quickly begin to let the public know what we can expect on key immigration issues like whether to continue to use Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery to fill jobs with foreign workers instead of with unemployed Americans. But Gov. Perry's overall grade is also brought down by two "Bad" ratings that negate much of the advantage of his "Good" ratings in three other categories.