Skip to comments.RAND PAUL: SECURE THE BORDER FIRST
Posted on 02/15/2014 4:11:46 AM PST by neverdem
In a speech on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul outlined his views on immigration reform. Acknowledging the need for some legalization process for the 12 million illegal immigrants already here, Paul stressed that border security had to come first. Under Paul's plan, legalization wouldn't even be considered by Congress until the border was secured. This contrasts sharply with the approach outlined this week by Sen. Rubio, who said legalization had to come first.
Paul's plan would direct the Border Patrol and an Inspector General to certify to Congress when the border is secure. To verify that the border is secure, the report would have to be approved by Congress. Once that is accomplished, currently illegal immigrants could apply for probationary work visas.
This process of legalization, however, wouldn't happen all at once for the 12 million illegal immigrants. Each year, a bi-partisan panel would determine the number of work visas available. Congress would also have to annually review and re-certify that the border remained secure...
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Borders MUST be secure FIRST! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Rubio must think he has influence in this matter. He doesn’t.
rubio is in the same league as chuck schumer and harry reid... I do not trust him and NEVER will again. rubio is a bushite.
Rand is just an idiot on immigration... rubio is an enemy agent.
They broke the law.
..don’t matter, they will agree like they did with Reagan. Then they’ll fight the law and the border will be just as secured as it is today....US citizen will be stuck with the decision to let illegals suck the live out of the US. Comprehensive immigration laws will be ignored, they will be VOTING AS ILLEGALS WITH A YEAR.
Yeah, that’ll sure prevent them from harming innocent Americans. If they truly want to be citizens, they can do what other law abiding people do—go through legal channels to gain citizenship. American families should be the American government’s top priority.
WITHIN A YEAR
The border must be secured before any law regarding illegal immigrants is even passed. If it is part of a new law it is the part that will instantly wither the day after enactment and will be a null provision.
Rand is right on this—secure the border! Put up a wall! Even if it costs millions—in the end it will save money and lives. Put up mines, barb wire, motes with Alagators! Electric fences—what ever it takes to seal the border. Do it now it will be hard, but harder still when terrorists move an a-bomb over the border and take out Houston or something. I believe we need a new broanch of the Military—The Border Guard—like the Coast Guard but on land. Their job to protect the borders with tanks, armored cars, planes, etc...
And what happens if the border does not get secured or if the Inspector General is an Obama sycophant and LIES? Does the IG go to jail?
I agree with security, but it must be border, coast, air, and visa control.
Next, there’s absolutely no way we should EVER grant other than temporary worker entrance or full immigration status to any foreigner. Period. It will eventually be declared unconstitutional to have someone in this country on a status that forbids their application for citizenship. It will be called a form of slavery.
How many years has this “12 million” figure been in use? An entire decade? More? Is it one of those numbers that everybody just uses because everybody uses it? It’s got to be more like 20 million.
I'll know it's verifiable when the corrupt kleptocracy in the Valley of Mexico is threatening war, not just "La Raza.".
Been ther, done that-—and all we got were more ILLEGALS while the big kahunas decide whether to enforce it or not. Now we have the pos in chief who will simply use his pen to legalize all of them.
In the middle of the river?
The borders can be secured in a day.
And then left unsecured the day after the vote.
A sniper produced wall will bring crossings to a screeching halt.
Al that is needed is to declare illegal crossings and act of war
We need to decentify the illegals to cross over and employers to hire them.....
1. You get caught here illegally...straight back home no questions asked...
2. Absolutely no local, state, federal bennies allowed...
3. An employer hires an illegal, bone crushing penalties...
4. Expired visa...sent home immediately...
For the "Dream Kids" who through no fault on their own as children are here...Give them temporary visa and three years to apply for and win citizenship...if not put on a bus back to whatever hell hole their parents come from