MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick
Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private
reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would
be ineffective and take too long to build.
The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with
some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record.
Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady
opposition to the fence.
He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.
New Hampshire Republicans are just getting to know Perry.
He entered the presidential contest three weeks ago and has already
surged to the lead in national polls.
Saturday's visit was Perry's third to New Hampshire so far.