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Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)
LATimes.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure.

Paul’s proposal, outlined in a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Tuesday, carefully avoided the term citizenship. Instead, the Kentucky senator said he sought a middle ground that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Paul echoed the key finding of an internal review from the Republican National Committee that called for the party to recast its image in order to attract minority voters, saying the GOP must change the perception of the party as anti-immigrant.

Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but “Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 911truther; aliens; amnesty; amnestypimp; borderwars; hesademagogue; kentucky; lewrockwell; libertarians; mexico; no; randnesty; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; rino; rinos4amnesty; ronpaultruthfile
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1 posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Rand Paul Amnesty Ping!


2 posted on 04/21/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Rubio is worn out its Rand’s turn again.


3 posted on 04/21/2013 1:55:20 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: SoConPubbie

How’s this for reform — round up the criminal invaders and toss their collective asses out of the country.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 1:57:10 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: SoConPubbie

Dont ever talk about being against a growing and increasingly intrusive government again, Rand, because “immigration reform” aka amnesty will guarantee up to 50 million new democrats & customers of the state.


5 posted on 04/21/2013 1:57:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoConPubbie

Rand Paul to Conservatives: “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”


6 posted on 04/21/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SoConPubbie
outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants

11 million in California? Or nationwide? Other estimates put it 20,000,000-40,000,000. Shouldn't we debate using the real numbers?

It's like how the low information voters believe 24% of the population is homosexual so therefore their agenda items are pressing matters.

7 posted on 04/21/2013 1:58:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoConPubbie
to embrace the cause of immigration reform

Embrace the cause?

The cause is open borders that the FED continues to be lax in securing.

The cause is failure of the FED to enforce EXISTING laws.

The cause is politicians more interested in representing illegals than in representing their constituents.

The cause is politicians who are getting some kind of payback for ignoring the 70% of Americans opposed to amnesty for illegals.

Support a new shell game bunch of laws that will have securing the border dumped in the trash can 5 minutes after it passes?

Senator Paul, you, like Senator Rubio, are either naive or you are in on the shell game. What do you get out of this legislation, Sentor?
8 posted on 04/21/2013 1:59:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SoConPubbie

Give it a big, big hug and keep repeating, “Americans never have to win an election ever again”.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: magna carta

Yep. RINO ping pong


10 posted on 04/21/2013 1:59:56 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoConPubbie

A Paul is stil la Paul, rand or not.


11 posted on 04/21/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SoConPubbie

To paraphrase Michelle Malkin, why does immigration reform have to be tied to the government’s Constitutional duty to control our boarders?


12 posted on 04/21/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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Close and secure the border, and oh yeah shut the F*** up until you get that done! No citizenship for illegal boarder crossers, only an Idiot or traitor rewards invaders!


13 posted on 04/21/2013 2:03:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: skeeter

Who knew?

A “certication” is just as good as 3 parallel chain-link fences infilled with razor wire!

Will Clueless Napolitano tell us our border is the “safest ever” before or after the Amnesty Bill is signed?


14 posted on 04/21/2013 2:03:07 PM PDT by pfony1
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To: Arthurio

i disagree. we cannot afford to deport them all.

rather lets round up,fine and imprison the people that hire them.

the illegals will self deport


15 posted on 04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: SoConPubbie

Gee, you’d think that Rubio and Rand would hold off on their appeasing and horribly fatalistic assessments about what to do about an illegal alien problem here that is ALREA
DY covered by dozens of laws already on the books that aren’t being enforced by our enemy, Obama.

Yeah, just join him why don’t you, Marco and Rand? If you two had any actual foresight into the next national election, let alone what your surrender-like attitude for our national sovereignty will do, you’d probably wait a year or two. But, me? I’m glad you two did it now.

Glad that I won’t have to be strung along with your fake conservative bullshit and excuses and all just to find out in 2015 YOU, like McCain and Romney and whoever else thinks hispanics are the key to winning, to get pissed off and have nowhere to go. Rest assured, neither one of you two effers will get a dime from me - or my vote should that opportunity arise.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Theodore R.

Insane, absolutely suicidally insane.

Rand’s 5 minutes are over.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 2:05:20 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: SoConPubbie

No. No new laws. We already have all the laws in place, and nobody enforcing them. What is the point of new laws?

Rubio and Paul and others never clearly explained that.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Absolutely not, Mr. Paul.

I have had enough.


19 posted on 04/21/2013 2:06:15 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Didn’t take him long to turn in his “Hero of Free Republic” trophy...for the filibuster.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 2:08:56 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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