Skip to comments.Rand Paul’s “Undocumented Citizens” Path to Legality (and Citizenship) (March 20, 2013)
Posted on 04/24/2013 6:24:36 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
I posted an article yesterday on the confusion around Senator Pauls position as reported by the AP after he gave a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. With the inside information from Eric Erickson at Red State, it seemed as though the AP had overstepped its assumptions. Later in the day Rand Paul posted to his Facebook a comment and a link to the Red State post which seemed to me to be a vindication of Erics position about Senator Pauls position.
This morning, thanks to Red State once again, I learned of a February 8th column in the Washington Times written by Senator Paul about immigration reform. In it he unfortunately uses the language of the left (undocumented citizens, undocumented persons) and clearly lays out his vision for a pathway to legality.
After ensuring border security, then I would normalize the status of the 11 million undocumented citizens so they can join the workforce and pay taxes. I would normalize them at a rate of about 2 million per year. I would start with Dream Act kids, children brought here illegally as minors. Normalization would get them a temporary Visa but would not put them ahead of anyone already waiting to enter the country. These undocumented persons would now be documented but they would still have to wait in line like everyone else. But their path to permanent legal status would be no faster than those currently waiting in line.I urge everyone to read the entire article. I am concerned about his use of the progressives language and It is certain that there is a pathway to citizenship. The pathway is via an application for visa legal status but not a guarantee of citizenship. I find his approach to this a bit better than the gang of 8′s since Senator Pauls plan relies very heavily on verifiable border integrity and Congressional oversight approval of border security before any step is made to this mass pardon.
There is no reason why a great country like ours wouldnt want to keep those like Jonathan Chavez, who came here as a small child from Peru and has a 4.0 at the University of Arkansas.
After the year ended, Congress would vote again to continue or not continue the process based on the report concerning progress in securing the border. At any point the process can be stopped if Congress does not certify the border is secure. Gradually, the undocumented persons would immigrate to the United States, internal immigration as they would not be asked to return home. These immigrants would not be given special privileges except that they would not have to leave the country. Undocumented immigrants would have a deadline to apply for this waiver. The waiver would not be an ongoing beacon to more illegal immigrants to come. Read more:
Rand Paul Amnesty Ping!
Author gives a pretty clear view of the problems with Rand Paul’s “Normalization” plan.
I’m still waiting for an American to come up to me and say, “You know. We really need comprehensive immigration reform in this country.”
Elsewhere, people smuggling themselves across borders, breaking the rules, etc. are treated harshly indeed.
Why can't WE have the same sensible and rigorous system?
But the biggest factor in their decision to grant a visa is whether or not you will be an asset to the host country.
Chronic criminals and wards of the state are excluded from the get-go. They don't care how much you love your bum chum or whatever.
I saw this one coming long ago and was chastised by Randbots. Just another Libertarian who stands for nothing. I like what Rush told Rubio the other day. Why do we (conservatives) have to offer an alternative to a Democrat plan, just say no.
Any alternative offered is one step away from the original loser plan and does more harm than good because it weakens their integrity.
Police, April 24
West Hazleton man charged for using false ID
State police at Frackville said Magdalano Bazan, 40, West Hazleton, provided a fraudulent state identification card after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation at about 12:47 p.m. Saturday on South Kennedy Drive in McAdoo.
Unable to identify him, Bazan was taken to the state police barracks to be fingerprinted and once his identity was learned, it was found he was from Mexico and in the country illegally.
U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement was contacted about detaining him for deportation but declined and the man was released, troopers said. A charge of unsworn falsification to authorities will be filed against him, police said.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT:
U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement was contacted about detaining him for deportation but declined and the man was released, troopers said.
Treason, plain and simple.
We need comprehensive deportation.
Rand Paul is playing 2016 politics on immigration, hoping he can have it both ways. He’s proposing a bunch of stuff that will never become law, in order to keep his name in forefront. That gives him cover with the media, because he can claim he’s trying to “solve the problem”. When the bill ultimately comes to a vote, he will probably vote against it, claiming it doesn’t do enough for border security, and citing differences with his own approach as it relates to granting “citizenship”. I predict that once it comes to a vote, he will loudly oppose it. Clever plan, but I’d rather he just led the principled fight against it in the first place.
My grandparents came here in the early 20’s.
Growing up, ‘God d^%m foreigner’ was cast in my face more often than I like to admit.
Oh well, I always thought... when WE came here there were standards and America wasn't letting JUST ANYONE in. It made me feel better to think of it that way.
Also, every single uncle I had and a cousin fought in the second war and in Korea... and did so gladly and honorably. After all, we WERE American!
The people who get in here now are poor, illiterate, possibly diseased, openly Anti-American and in some cases, criminals.
There is NO vetting whatsoever and the Gov. has the preposterous expectation that their ‘multiculturalist’ schtick will fly in spite of the social and economic disaster which this will bring, (HAS brought)!
I believe it - the answer isn’t some new law, the answer is to enforce existing laws.