Skip to comments.Rand Paul to back path to citizenship for illegal aliens
Posted on 03/19/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
I wonder what this will do to his standing among some conservatives? For the most part, his libertarian base won't let it deter their support of him, but conservatives might be a little miffed.
Conservatives may want to pay close attention to Paul's ideas about a path to citizenship because it appears what he is proposing is a long and torturous process for the illegals.
Paul's path to citizenship would come with conditions that could make it long and difficult for illegal immigrants. Chief among these, Congress would have to agree first that progress was being made on border security.
Nonetheless, Paul's endorsement of allowing illegal immigrants an eventual way to become citizens puts him in line with a growing number of Republicans who are embracing action on immigration as a way to broaden the GOP's appeal to Latinos. On Monday, a Republican National Committee report called on the GOP to support comprehensive reform, though without specifying whether it should include a pathway to citizenship, which is decried by some conservatives as amnesty.
Paul's move also comes as a bipartisan group of senators is nearing agreement on sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, an effort that could get a boost from Paul's stance. In an interview, Paul said he could foresee backing the Senate group's emerging bill, although he plans to try to amend it on the floor with some of his own ideas.
Paul's speech is peppered with Spanish phrases from his youth in Texas, references to his immigrant grandparents and praise for Latino culture. He says his party must adopt a new face toward Hispanics and says conservatives must be part of it.
"Immigration reform will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation,"
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I remember the revolt against Bush when he proposed amnesty, we need that again
Another episode of “As the Stomach Churns”
I am seeing capitulation by “conservatives” on every side.
Why is it that nobody in the GOP is talking about mass deportations? They keep saying “we can’t deport all of them.” WHY NOT? I am sure we could. Let’s start tomorrow!
We don’t need immigration reform. We need enforcement of our existing laws.
“Reform” is just a way to appear as though solving a problem when in fact we are not.
rand is no different that his bat*hitcrazy father.
If they CAPITULATE... they were NEVER Conservative in the first place.
They’re here and they’re not going away.
Hey, Rand, run for Governor or something first, and then try again.
President Eisenhower did deportations during the late 1950s. It worked quite well, as millions witnessed the government’s actions, and self-deported.
Why did my Parents have to come through the Front door?
But these people get a free pass with all the Free Goodies!?
Oh Yes, that is right, because they are a voting Bloc the Republicans and Democrats can pander too.
Silly me, When we have protected Classes, Equal Treatment Under the law doesn't mean squat!!!
I never support anyone who proposes citizenship for illegals.
> If they CAPITULATE... they were NEVER Conservative in the first place.
Hence the quotes around the word “conservative” in my post.
Rand is a libertarian with some shades of conservatism. But when push comes to shove, he’s a libertarian.
Ungh, we are so screwed.......
That was my thought as well.
I'm not alarmed by those words nor the intent of a politician voicing those words.
I will be alarmed if those words mean abandoning the established path to citizenship (marriage or other, pay the "fees" wait, fill out papers, pay the "fees", wait, etc.) and less than desireable for the social/political health of the united States people are allowed to "become" citizens.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any other candidates that do not support some kind of path to citizenship.....the devil however, is going to be in the details.