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Harry Reid sends Rand Paul a letter agreeing with him about the need for immigration changes
cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/2/2013 | Jacqueline Pitts

Posted on 05/03/2013 9:53:30 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has essentially agreed with Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul that the Senate should address weaknesses in the U.S. immigration system in light of last month’s attack in Boston.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul had sent a letter to Senate Majority leader Harry Reid after the Boston bombing expressing concern over the refugee program. That program allowed two individuals to move to Bowling Green where they were planning a terrorist attack.

“I am not for saying no to an immigration bill, I think the immigration system is broken and we do need immigration reform and I am in favor of that but I want the debate to go slow enough that we can talk about how to make our student visa system more secure and also the refugee program more secure,” Paul said.

According to The Daily Caller Reid responded to Paul’s letter by essentially agreeing with him.

Reid wrote:

I appreciate the support you have shown for reforming our broken immigration system, including for a path to earned citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants here unlawfully today. Under the status quo, we do not know who is here and might be intending to do us harm.

This is one of the most important issues the Senate will work on this year. The Judiciary Committee has held several hearings on immigration this year, and continues to hold more. Other committees, including the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are also holding hearings on the issue. There will be ample opportunity to amend this bill, both in committee and on the floor, as it moves through regular order.

Paul explained how the Boston situation has changed that debate while he was on his way into a national prayer day event Thursday in Russellville.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: aliens; harryreid; immigration; kentucky; nevada; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 05/03/2013 9:53:31 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

How about we just close immigration, send all immigrants on visas/student visas back home.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 9:55:37 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Republican Wildcat

Repeal the 17th.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 10:01:52 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
It's about Amnesty and democrat voter registration. Nothing more.

Marco Rubio is even opposed to the idea of cross checking voter registration roles and deporting people who have committed felony voter fraud to help elect democrats.

4 posted on 05/03/2013 10:02:12 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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Due diligence on Reid’s part. He can now return to his customary, divisive theatrics.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 10:05:13 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yeah Hairy, when you’ve got ICE rank-and-file suing their bosses for refusing to enforce immigration laws (and winning), while the bosses file their own suits to prevent States from doing the job the bosses refuse to do .... (whew!) then yeah, you’re right: the system’s broken. And you guys broke it.


6 posted on 05/03/2013 10:15:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

[[Harry Reid sends Rand Paul a letter agreeing with him about the need for immigration changes]]

There is a ‘need for imigration changes’? Why? Because the tough imigration laws we ALREADY have o nthe books were NOT enforced?

Illegal Imigration laws are NOT broken- NOTHING needs to ‘be fixed’ - what NEEDS to start happenign is that we Enforce the laws already o nthe books- The laws are fine- EVERY country has similiar laws and they Enforce them- imagien that- and their illegal imigration problems are nearly zilch


7 posted on 05/03/2013 10:46:57 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Republican Wildcat.

Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
LATimes.com | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010596/posts


8 posted on 05/03/2013 10:52:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CottShop

These people want open borders.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 11:02:54 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: quantim
Repeal the 17th.

yes. and then repeal the 1965 immigration act which has since then inundated us with 3rd world immigrants as was intended. with 3rd world communities settlements in the US. then these could harbor illegal immigrants as was intended by democrats.

repeal OBamacare

keep repealing laws

10 posted on 05/04/2013 2:42:14 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Rand’s just another amnesty fraud, though he’s not as aggressive about it as is Rubio.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 4:38:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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