Skip to comments.Rand Paul Immigration Amendment Aims to Prevent Voter Fraud
Posted on 06/18/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
Preventing voter fraud is the aim of an amendment to the immigration bill offered Monday by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Federal Funding Conditions Federal election funding is conditioned on states checking voters against a visa database to ensure legal voting. States that do not implement verification procedures in federal elections within one year will also lose ten percent of their federal highway funds.
The Department of Homeland Security must certify to Congress each year those states or the District of Columbia that have registered noncitizens to vote.
Affidavit and Penalties Registered Provisional Immigrants, temporary and employment-based visa holders, refugees and other visa holders must provide the following: An affidavit that they have not voted illegally in the past. Will not register to vote until they become citizens.
Registered Provisional Immigrants, temporary and employment-based visa holders, refugees and other visa holders are barred from receiving such status or visas if they registered to vote or voted in any prior federal election.
Department of Homeland Security Verification The DHS must verify that applicants have not registered or voted before granting status.
The DHS must immediately provide all states with access to its visa databases and other immigrant databases for verification of the status of registered voters and all individuals applying to register to vote.
Bars to Legal Status Registered Provisional Immigrants, temporary and employment-based visa holders, refugees and other visa holders who receive such status or visas and then illegally register to vote or vote in any federal elections will not be eligible to apply for permanent residence or citizenship.
The controversial immigration-reform bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this week is expected to be considered by the Senate in June. Many see measures contained in this bill, such as a strong E-Verify and a photo tool, as a means to control unlawful immigrants access to unlawful employment. I worry that they go too far.
I think there are better ideas that err on the side of individual privacy while still strengthening our borders. We should scrap a national identification database and pass immigration reform that secures the border, expands existing work-visa programs and prevents noncitizens from access to welfare. These simple ideas will eliminate the perceived need for an invasive worker-verification system and a government citizenship database.
I am against the idea that American citizens should be forced to carry around a National Identification Card as a condition of citizenship. I worry that the Senate is working to consider a series of little-noticed provisions in comprehensive immigration reform that may provide a pathway to a national ID card for all individuals present in the United States citizens and noncitizens. These draconian ideas would simply give government too much power.
We're not talking about criminals; we're talking about immigrant workers caught up in a failed government visa program.
I think it's always important that we put a human face on immigration and not just talk about numbers and statistics.
I can't think about immigration without thinking about my own family.
My German great-grandparents didn't speak much English when they came to America. They didn't have much, but they also didn't ask for much all they wanted was an opportunity.
The ‘RATS won’t let it fly. Voter fraud is what keeps the commie ‘RATS in power. They aren’t going to allow anything that would endanger their takeover of the United States.
Earth to Rand Paul....Earth to Rand Paul....ain’t gonna fly with Reid and the goons.
BTW...Sen Deb Fischer....ARE YOU FRIGGEN LISTENING????
The amendments are well intentioned, but as the Monsignor in charge of my Catholic High School once told us: “You can’t shine sh*t”
The whole effort is just that. No one wants to offend illegals, but they are the problem here not the solution. They are not our citizens, they’ve done something wrong, and rewarding them with citizenship will be a disaster.
Every day on our local radio station there is an ad where Paul says he supports the bill....so what is he complaining about now.
Randmesty already voted for cloiture...so this is meaningless
Only hope is to make sure House does not pass an Amnesty bill
The problem is there is no reason not to ask an illegal alien to simply leave. They are citizens of another country. We have every reason to send them back there.
Instead the operating assumption is we must allow them to stay. Craziness.
Why the rush to allow those people who came and stayed in this country illegally to not only have legal residency but to become citizens?
I realize we cannot send them all home. This should not stop us from discouraging most to leave. But for those who are embedded too firmly, I do not oppose legalizing what is de defacto. However, AFAIC, the price of violating our laws must include denial of full citizenship.
We must not also validate the corrupt expectations of the left who viewed undocumented immigrants as future Democrat voters.
The Rats don’t care about vote fraud, stopping further illegal trespassing with fences and enforcement, preserving US jobs for legal American citizens, or anything else. The Rats only care about increasing the Rat voter base by rewarding people who broke US law.
The Rats only care about the Rats.
The Radical Left is already implementing non-citizen voting in the big cities.
Only a matter of time until it turns into a federal deal.
We already have a foreigner as President, let’s go the whole way - let the world vote in our elections!
Rand think we are fooled by these games .
This tells me the GOP is worried now and people are calling and ticked .
I tried to call any of Rubios office and the phones were busy or instantly on voice mail .
He is screwed
People are ticked and calling
Call Call Call idiot Mitch , Rand, Lamar , John C , Grahnesty on Wednesday !
Call that old pig Mary Landrieu too
She is screwed in 2014
Reid is scared .
Good poison pill to the bill but I thought Cruz proposed this first,
Call her office and yell
You will feel better for it
I do and it’s great therapy and gives these clueless idiots a real warning in what is ahead for them
And...now is the time to add a little amendment that all new and existing citizens’ right to keep and bear all arms suitable for defensive and contemporary military purposes shall not in any way or degree be infringed. That will clarify the minimum performance characteristics of second amendment items that was not specified in the Heller decision and make certain no state or local government puts infringements on these arms. At a minimum, it will get the left’s arteries to vibrating.
The Dim Bulb From Searchlight will never let it see the light of day. I hope he can find a House sponsor. Maybe Amash?
Rather than keep them from voting how about just subtracting the number from the Rats votes. Much easier.
Good move by him.
If this passes, the Democrats will run away from the Immigration Reform bill.
It’s a farce.
A head fake .
It has no chance of passing.
Rand is for amnesty .
He is running in favor of this crap in Kentucky..
Call his office and ask him why he is running these ads ?
Rand is a con artist too
I think so too.
"... until they become U.S. citizens." My first impulse upon reading that was, "Oh, that makes me feel SO much better /sarc."
But it might work as a poison pill, if it got the votes. And it puts RINOs on the spot.
The Dangerous con artist is Rubio.
He is going on show after show outright lying to Republicans and running those lying ads paid for by big business to get cheap workers.
He is working directly with Democrats to get this victory to Obama and so he is a traitor.
His will do and say ANYTHING to get this bill to Obama.
Get your priorities straight.
One OTHER reason why Rubio wants amnesty so bad is to get new uneducated poor recruits to invade the middle East to return to what he sees as the glorious days of GWB, a Roman empire vision. Its a plan for disaster.
Its a good try. (In fact I thought Cruz proposed this.)
Those in congress who do nothing else but vote ‘No’ will be as meaningful as those who voted for Mickey Mouse when Boeher came up for a vote in January, if this crap gets to Obamas desk,
Rubio may switch parties after this mess.
He would be a media favorite .
He is a documented pathological liar which is just like Bill , Hillary, The Kenyan Marxist
A good Dem option.
You mean like McCain had to quit the party after 2006 Pelosi amnesty failed?
MCcain got the GOP nomination 2008 and 2010 both just by claiming that he changed his mind on amnesty.
No I am afraid that things are looking bleaker every day.
Wouldnt you expect Dems to turn against Rubio after amnesty is passed and then many freepers even rally behind him in defense they did with McCain in 2008?
Is this exactly the same?
” Rubio may switch parties after this mess.”
Rubio wants the MSM praising him. Good scam for a traitor.
” Wouldnt you expect Dems to turn against Rubio after amnesty is passed and then many freepers even rally behind him in defense they did with McCain in 2008? :
What a horrible thought.
“My German great-grandparents didn’t speak much English when they came to America.”
Neither did mine, but within two years of arriving he wrote a long letter in flawless English to his wife from the Confederate prison in Nashville. My mother has it. They came here to be Americans, and that meant learning the language.
Cruz is now in front to kill this bill
I still see Cruz as human being and not a god (unlike the Mamma bear LOL),
but he certainly is a joy to watch in action,
a pearl among swine .
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