Abbott: Wouldn’t veto repeal of Texas DREAM Act

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott talks with educators at KIPP: San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas. Abbott raised $11.5 million over three months, and Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis raised more than $12 million over the past six months, the campaigns reported Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn’t veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The law is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush. But in the final debate Thursday night against Democrat Wendy Davis, Abbott said he wouldn’t stop lawmakers if they try to get rid of it as soon as next year.

Davis said she would veto any bills that would wipe the law off the books. During his presidential run in 2011, Perry said during a GOP debate that critics of the law were “heartless.”

The younger Bush, who is the favorite to be elected Texas’ land commissioner in November, has also defended the law. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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