Paul has always been border security first and no new path to citizenship. Liars have misstated his position on illegal immigration. Go to his web site and read his position for your self, it has not changed since first put up there months and months ago.
No “new path to citizenship” doesn’t really have any significant meaning. As Paul explains in this clip, starting at 3:15: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june13/immigration_06-18.html , he would first of all, with a secure border, legalize the illegals here now. Then he would allow them to apply for citizenship just as they would have been able to do had they remained home. So they wouldn’t be put to the front of a line for citizenship, but they would be able to live here legally until their citizenship came through.
That is amnesty through and through.
I've argued on many threads with Freepers on this topic and other Rand Paul "Libertarian" perspectives. It's frustrating to no end on the blindness of nearly every so-called "constitutional conservative".
Rand is consistent and correctly principled on all core "conservative" beliefs, and he backs it up with action that riles both the left and right establishment.
There are a handful of good congress critters. Rand is #2 in my book amongst all. Cruz is #1. But, Cruz isn't eligible for POTUS from what I understand of the law (bummer of bummers). So, Rand is the #1 candidate for 2016 from my perspective.
Keep up the good work!