One thing's for sure, Gov. Perry's record on immigration won't win him alot of support from his base. Regardless of how TX employment and job creation numbers are spun, it's not going to look good for Perry on the immigration front going into the GOP primaries OR if he happens to win the GOP nomination and has to debate the President on this issue. Perry's stance on providing education to "anchor babies" as they're called closely mirrors the DREAM Act. As such, Perry will face just as much opposition on the immigration front from his base as Romney now faces on healthcare reform.
Hiring illegals, creating low-paying jobs mostly in local, state and federal government and calling SocSec a ponzi scheme aren't winning Perry many favors.