Rand Paul says:
“I do not support amnesty in any form. Those who wish to come here should respect our laws”
“Right now, our nation is at risk. We must get serious about our border security, and I have a concrete plan to do so: My plan includes an underground electric fence, with helicopter stations to respond quickly to breaches of the border. I would include satellite and increased aerial surveillance, and a boost of funds and training to the border agents. Finally, instead of closing military bases at home and renting space in Europe, I would advocate for more strategic location and construction of some of these bases to protect our border.”
Rand played the triangulation game with immigration, and it probably worked in terms of positive press without having to ultimately support open borders. He might oppose amnesty, but he certainly wasn’t leading the fight against it.
I like him, but he has been disappointing on this issue.