Skip to comments.Rand Paul: I'm Open to Voting for Immigration Bill
Posted on 06/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by xzins
Senator Rand Paul, a conservative Republican whose vote is being courted by supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill, said on Sunday he is open to voting for the measure but wants changes, including tougher border security requirements. Paul, who has hinted at an interest in running for president in 2016, in March backed the concept of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that is at the heart of a comprehensive immigration bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate.
But Paul, of Kentucky, has also criticized some elements of the bill, saying it should provide a mechanism for assuring that the U.S. border with Mexico is secure. Paul also wants to see an expansion of visa programs that allow companies to hire workers from abroad.
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I knew it was a matter of time.
We don’t even know what is in this Obamacare like bill.
These politicians are making grave decisions for the nation.
He will not stand any chance for higher office as Rubio.
Voters will not forgive these politicians. Common sense politics.
Say it ain’t so, Joe.
GOP senator says foreign governments had role in Senate immigration bill
Laura Ingraham wants Rand Paul to choose between immigration reform and the middle class folks in Kentucky
They may not forgive, but with a year & a half until the elections, you can be assured they will forget.
One after another after another shows us exactly what type of conservative they really are.
I’ll never understand the attribution of virtue to either Rand, or his father.
This bill would be the end of America as we know it.
This is the one thing I really disagree with Rand Paul on. I hate to cross him off but I sure wish he would rethink this.
Everyone has their price... apparently Rand’s has been reached.
I agree with both Paul and Rubio that the current situation with the border and immigration is terrible and needs to be fixed.
However, the first thing to completely totally get under control is the border. It needs to be fenced, electronically watched, and patrolled. Along with it all visas and airports need to be monitored.
Only then can there be a discussion of anything else. With jobs and economy being a crisis all over the country I would permit ZERO immigration at this point....not even LEGAL immigration.
I would also require that NO naturalized immigrant citizen be permitted access to welfare, food stamps, etc. until they have worked 20 years within this country.
I’m closed to ever voting for this POS.
We just as well refer to the U. S. as Estados Unidos de Mexico del Norte after a bill is passed.
” Im closed to ever voting for this POS.”
As in Romney, you’re allowed flip-flops if you change your position at least 6 months prior to the election. Not more than 5 or six though.
I do NOT stand with Rand!
Yep, I want to see anyone voting for Amnesty punished completely as possible. Rubio, Ryan and Paul need to be horse whipped!
Well I view their actions as been very negative. No doubt about it.
Did anyone ever bother to check with the American people to see if THEY want this goofyass, “immigration reform”? I can understand the leftwing politicians and big business wanting it, but what about those who are going to have to pay for it? Shouldn’t they have a say in this?
The Immigration system cannot stay as it is. So, at some point, we’re going to need a new Bill to fix things.
Rand wants a good, clean bill. If they can make changes to the current one, then fine. If not, then not.
Some of you idiots are making it sound like Rand is purposing an open amnesty. I think that’s BS. You are just itching to find something wrong with him so you can continue the generational Paul Derangement Syndrome.
This kid is dynamite on damn near every TEA Party backed position, but just as certainly he’s shaking up a lot of GOP-e/RINO insiders and making ‘em look stupid.
Y’all need to just chill the hell out.
Then go stand over there with McCain and Graham. -—>
What is wrong with these fugging people?
We need another 20 million people voting for Obama like we need another hole in our butts.
If he is going to try to make it a good bill to address the real needs for immigration reform, then he deserves credit. If he signs on to this crap sandwich, he deserves what he’s getting. I am willing to wait and see on all these guys. Rubio is the one most teetering with our good will. Paul Ryan looks to be, too. Rand is, so far, focused on fixing the bad parts.
Folks we are being sold out lock, stock and barrel by pubbies and RATS alike. These bastards are determined to destroy the USA.
That is what our government is doing.
They have decided that Americans are too ornery and it is time to elect a new people.
“Then go stand over there with McCain and Graham.”
Are you saying that a vote for amnesty is the way we should go?
I have supported Rand Paul on all other issues, but will not on any form of Amnesty. We need to protect our borders and enforce all of our current laws.
Do not forget, they broke our laws in crossing over our borders to get free food, cell phones, and any other form of state support that they can get.
Should we reward them with legal status?
If Rand Paul truly believed in the United States Constitution, he would adamantly oppose this evil bill.
The cold hard reality is that this bill CANNOT be fixed in any way. No 1000 page bill is good for the Republic.
Rand Paul will likely cast a vote for this bill and thereby help seal the fate of our Republic.
If this bill passes, America as Founded will be gone forever. We will become a third world sewer in 50 years.
He must have found that people in KY are staying up late at night writing their congressmen to demand “sensible immigration reform.” Or, more likely, he’s mostly just talk and mirrors.
This bill would be the end of America as we know it.
And that, sir, is exactly what they have in mind.
Too dang many freedom-loving citizens in the US. They must be reined in.
Too dang many freedom-loving citizens in the US. They must be reined in.”
That is the game plan.
Ron Paul, is that you?
Sorry, we are not fooled. Rand is toast.
No amnesty, Randy!
The more things and people change the more they remain the same. Carrying water for the baby-killing Democrat Party wasn’t part of your job description.
We will become a third world sewer in 50 years.
Too optimistic. We will be there in 20 years or less.
I absolutely agree with that. No law should be even a 10th as long as the US Constitution.
I wanna hear the Randistinian spin of his support of Illegal Alien Amnesty.....those folks are as bad as the Obots
The U.S. is over. The Constitution is dead. The GOP is totally useless.
I’m done. I have an uncle in Costa Rica with a huge house. He says I’m welcome.
I don’t know what is worse; the fact our republic is being destroyed or the fact no one has the cajones to DO something about it.
He didn’t say he would vote for it, but being “open” to it sounds like, “If you add some language that gives my a** cover WRT “enforcement” (but will never really do anything) and add a couple of zeros to the right of your offer....”
just like the stunt of standing there against a bill but then voting for it.
me neither, it seems make a few statements and then he;s or she is great
No. I'm saying that if someone even hints that someone might want to do something in relation to fixing our screwed up border situation then suddenly a bunch of you run around saying *insert elected target* are for a blanket amnesty despite them saying no such damn thing.
Get a grip.
Rand Paul, like his dad, probably cares more for pot smokers in Austin and worse (and the federal government has no authority to ban pot, given it took an Amendment to ban booze).
Sorry Mr. Alynski, I’m not related to either of them.
He didnt say he would vote for it, but being open to it sounds like, If you add some language that gives my a** cover ...”
Excactly. NO bill regarding “reform” will get passed as anything but amnesty. The Dems wouldn’t touch it otherwise.