Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

Mar 18, 2013 Full story: star-telegram.com 28

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.

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#1 Mar 19, 2013
I'll be interested in seeing how this decision is greeted by Rand Paul supporters in the tea party and the far right.
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Mar 19, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
I'll be interested in seeing how this decision is greeted by Rand Paul supporters in the tea party and the far right.
Yes! this is a test that would prove if the GOP has any leadership with backbone or will the far right will continue to lead the party to complete destruction,we just have to wait and see who really is in charge as far as principles are concern the house needs to be in order and harmony with itself first and foremost and that key element is missing at the moment.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
He'll call his decision reaganesque, while running for cover.

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#4 Mar 19, 2013
hopefully he is done. siding with criminals shows lack or value of citizenship.

seems some hold citizenship at such a low value that are willing to reward those who forced their way here.

he is not a conserv just another lib pretending to support the USA.
abe

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
I'll be interested in seeing how this decision is greeted by Rand Paul supporters in the tea party and the far right.
not good.one answers. deport all illegals. get them off taxpayers back unless randy and others want to pay it out of their paychecks.
Truth Speaker

Danielson, CT

#6 Mar 19, 2013
In a related story, Orkin announced a new policy regarding homes infested with roaches. Instead of spraying them with bug spray, Orkin now says it cannot eliminate millions of roaches by making them go home, instead it is going to forgive them for being disease-carrying vermin and declare them to be BUTTERFLIES. Of course, this will not happen until Orkin is convinced that the home is secure and no more roaches will ever be able to get in again...that is until the next bunch of wet backs, excuse me, roaches, sneak in and demand to be made butterflies.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#7 Mar 19, 2013
At least they have got passed the "self deport" solution!

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#8 Mar 19, 2013
abe wrote:
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not good.one answers. deport all illegals. get them off taxpayers back unless randy and others want to pay it out of their paychecks.
Personally I don't support a path to citizenship as part of immigration reform, but I think that battle has been lost and to be blunt, I blame the "no compromise" crowd for that.

Forcibly deporting more than 10 million people is no longer an option up for serious consideration and the rapid change of heart of both mainstream and right wing republican legislators and governors on this issue is the proof of that.

Some sort of adjusted legal status will "get them off the taxpayers back" in large measure by allowing these individuals to work, pay taxes and contribute to the mainstream economy.

What you should be more worried about right now is making sure that there are safeguards in place that will ensure that there isn't another massive wave of illegal immigration once this round of reform is in place.

Increased border security is just one part of that.
potter

San Francisco, CA

#9 Mar 19, 2013
This is now the reality that the GOP must face. Changes are happening so fast.
hard worker

Mesa, AZ

#10 Mar 19, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
In a related story, Orkin announced a new policy regarding homes infested with roaches. Instead of spraying them with bug spray, Orkin now says it cannot eliminate millions of roaches by making them go home, instead it is going to forgive them for being disease-carrying vermin and declare them to be BUTTERFLIES. Of course, this will not happen until Orkin is convinced that the home is secure and no more roaches will ever be able to get in again...that is until the next bunch of wet backs, excuse me, roaches, sneak in and demand to be made butterflies.
I know that house is also full of rats , excuse me , cold blood hyenas , sorry again 'americans'. Ja ja ja ja !!!...ja ja ja ja !!!...
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#11 Mar 19, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Personally I don't support a path to citizenship as part of immigration reform, but I think that battle has been lost and to be blunt, I blame the "no compromise" crowd for that.
Forcibly deporting more than 10 million people is no longer an option up for serious consideration and the rapid change of heart of both mainstream and right wing republican legislators and governors on this issue is the proof of that.
Some sort of adjusted legal status will "get them off the taxpayers back" in large measure by allowing these individuals to work, pay taxes and contribute to the mainstream economy.
What you should be more worried about right now is making sure that there are safeguards in place that will ensure that there isn't another massive wave of illegal immigration once this round of reform is in place. Increased border security is just one part of that.
They won't stop illegal immigration. What the Republicans are doing is putting a gun to their own head. LOL!!! By supporting a pathway to citizenship they are adding more Dem voters to the mix.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#12 Mar 19, 2013
no wonder rand supports legislation now. he just found out that TX Sen. Ted Cruz(R) and FL Sen. Marco Rubio(R) are not natural born american citizens.
HOW THE HELL DID THAT GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!
juan

Lodi, CA

#13 Mar 19, 2013
VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!

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#14 Mar 19, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Personally I don't support a path to citizenship as part of immigration reform, but I think that battle has been lost and to be blunt, I blame the "no compromise" crowd for that.
Forcibly deporting more than 10 million people is no longer an option up for serious consideration and the rapid change of heart of both mainstream and right wing republican legislators and governors on this issue is the proof of that.
Some sort of adjusted legal status will "get them off the taxpayers back" in large measure by allowing these individuals to work, pay taxes and contribute to the mainstream economy.
What you should be more worried about right now is making sure that there are safeguards in place that will ensure that there isn't another massive wave of illegal immigration once this round of reform is in place.
Increased border security is just one part of that.
Now you sound like Ted Kennedy and we all know how his words worked out.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#15 Mar 19, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
He'll call his decision reaganesque, while running for cover.
He has already crawled away from his support.
He's just a chip off the old blockhead.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#16 Mar 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
At least they have got passed the "self deport" solution!
Not so fast, that's what a national E-Verify does.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#17 Mar 19, 2013
juan wrote:
VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!
Senate republicans have already rolled over and died on this issue.

You don't hear this treasonous talk coming out of the House.

People really think something is going to happen? Get those crying towels ready. No amnesty this year.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#18 Mar 20, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Personally I don't support a path to citizenship as part of immigration reform, but I think that battle has been lost and to be blunt, I blame the "no compromise" crowd for that.
Forcibly deporting more than 10 million people is no longer an option up for serious consideration and the rapid change of heart of both mainstream and right wing republican legislators and governors on this issue is the proof of that.
Some sort of adjusted legal status will "get them off the taxpayers back" in large measure by allowing these individuals to work, pay taxes and contribute to the mainstream economy.
What you should be more worried about right now is making sure that there are safeguards in place that will ensure that there isn't another massive wave of illegal immigration once this round of reform is in place.
Increased border security is just one part of that.
That's a fact, Jaxx...the border will never be secure, and there will be another crush of illegals to take the newly forgiven illegals' jobs. When employers are forced to pay them more, they will look for another illegal work force to take their place...the process will never be resolved as long as both sides have their own reasons for encouraging more to come here. In the end, many of these workers will end up in the unemploymennt line, meaning taxpayers will be forced to support them. Whatever happens, the taxpayers will be forced to carry the load...nothing good will come of this.
juan

Lodi, CA

#19 Mar 20, 2013
spytheweb wrote:
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Senate republicans have already rolled over and died on this issue.
You don't hear this treasonous talk coming out of the House.
People really think something is going to happen? Get those crying towels ready. No amnesty this year.
SOON COMPADRE!!!!!!
Susan

Hollywood, FL

#20 Mar 20, 2013
There has to be some real solution. We cannot just keep doing nothing about the problem. We know one thing for sure, there. Are alot of illegals
it would be pretty impossible to send them all back...there are now children born here that begin to tangle the issue...
We cannot allow them to continue on in a limbo status either. The best thing for America is to give these people a real status, allow them to obtain their own social security cards so they can stopl stealing others numbers...and make them earn money and pay taxes for the benefits of living in America.
We do need to plug up the influx from the Southern boarder however....so we can have time to focus on the illegals that we have now....
Give these people the right to work and pay taxes...and a plan with steps...to become legal immigrants...then the eventual right to apply for citizenship. It was no less than our own families asked for when they came to America.

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