The deport them all people would be wise to realize (like it or not) the USA is not going to forcibly remove 25 to 30 million illegals. That is just not going to happen. I don't like sad fact either, but being a realist I have to accept that mass deportation is off the table. Paul knows this and Cruz knows it too. So what now? Protect the border, protect the vote and no new pathway to citizenship which is exactly what Paul was proposing.
I think it is the Jeb Bush faction of the GOP that is trying to tare down a good man. Or maybe Rummy is running again. I would think FR would be behind Paul simply because he is a big pain in McCain's butt being a wacko bird and all.