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Rand Paul: I'm Open to Voting for Immigration Bill
NewsMax ^ | 9 Jun 13 | Thomson/Reuters

Posted on 06/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by xzins

Senator Rand Paul, a conservative Republican whose vote is being courted by supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill, said on Sunday he is open to voting for the measure but wants changes, including tougher border security requirements. Paul, who has hinted at an interest in running for president in 2016, in March backed the concept of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that is at the heart of a comprehensive immigration bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate.

But Paul, of Kentucky, has also criticized some elements of the bill, saying it should provide a mechanism for assuring that the U.S. border with Mexico is secure. Paul also wants to see an expansion of visa programs that allow companies to hire workers from abroad.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; ethniccleansing; hurtscitizens; immigration; invasion; kentucky; lawless; mexico; no; nojobs; paul; randpaultruthfile; ronpaultruthfile
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1 posted on 06/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

I knew it was a matter of time.


2 posted on 06/10/2013 11:18:21 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: xzins

We don’t even know what is in this Obamacare like bill.

These politicians are making grave decisions for the nation.

He will not stand any chance for higher office as Rubio.

Voters will not forgive these politicians. Common sense politics.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 11:20:20 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: xzins

Say it ain’t so, Joe.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: xzins

GOP senator says foreign governments had role in Senate immigration bill
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/global-economy/304149-sessions-cites-foreign-lobbying-in-opposing-immigration-bill


5 posted on 06/10/2013 11:25:07 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Fiji Hill

Laura Ingraham wants Rand Paul to choose between immigration reform and the ‘middle class folks in Kentucky’


6 posted on 06/10/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Christie at the beach
Voters will not forgive these politicians.

They may not forgive, but with a year & a half until the elections, you can be assured they will forget.

7 posted on 06/10/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: xzins

One after another after another shows us exactly what type of conservative they really are.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 11:32:46 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: xzins

I’ll never understand the attribution of virtue to either Rand, or his father.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 11:33:18 AM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: xzins; All

This bill would be the end of America as we know it.

PERIOD!


10 posted on 06/10/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: xzins

This is the one thing I really disagree with Rand Paul on. I hate to cross him off but I sure wish he would rethink this.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 11:37:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Everyone has their price... apparently Rand’s has been reached.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: xzins

I’m not!


13 posted on 06/10/2013 11:39:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I agree with both Paul and Rubio that the current situation with the border and immigration is terrible and needs to be fixed.

However, the first thing to completely totally get under control is the border. It needs to be fenced, electronically watched, and patrolled. Along with it all visas and airports need to be monitored.

Only then can there be a discussion of anything else. With jobs and economy being a crisis all over the country I would permit ZERO immigration at this point....not even LEGAL immigration.

I would also require that NO naturalized immigrant citizen be permitted access to welfare, food stamps, etc. until they have worked 20 years within this country.


14 posted on 06/10/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’m closed to ever voting for this POS.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 11:45:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
No doubt about it. It's a nation killer.

We just as well refer to the U. S. as Estados Unidos de Mexico del Norte after a bill is passed.

16 posted on 06/10/2013 11:49:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: xzins
Everybody sign onto this petition because your names are no longer private thanks to NSA and our politicians:

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/senatepetition/

17 posted on 06/10/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is!)
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To: DoughtyOne; Resolute Conservative

” I’m closed to ever voting for this POS.”

BUMP!!


18 posted on 06/10/2013 11:50:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Puppage

As in Romney, you’re allowed flip-flops if you change your position at least 6 months prior to the election. Not more than 5 or six though.


19 posted on 06/10/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: xzins

I do NOT stand with Rand!


20 posted on 06/10/2013 11:50:46 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep, I want to see anyone voting for Amnesty punished completely as possible. Rubio, Ryan and Paul need to be horse whipped!


21 posted on 06/10/2013 11:56:05 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

Well I view their actions as been very negative. No doubt about it.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: xzins
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23 posted on 06/10/2013 12:00:40 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: xzins
Hey Rand..


24 posted on 06/10/2013 12:05:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: xzins

Did anyone ever bother to check with the American people to see if THEY want this goofyass, “immigration reform”? I can understand the leftwing politicians and big business wanting it, but what about those who are going to have to pay for it? Shouldn’t they have a say in this?


25 posted on 06/10/2013 12:07:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: xzins

The Immigration system cannot stay as it is. So, at some point, we’re going to need a new Bill to fix things.

Rand wants a good, clean bill. If they can make changes to the current one, then fine. If not, then not.

Some of you idiots are making it sound like Rand is purposing an open amnesty. I think that’s BS. You are just itching to find something wrong with him so you can continue the generational Paul Derangement Syndrome.

This kid is dynamite on damn near every TEA Party backed position, but just as certainly he’s shaking up a lot of GOP-e/RINO insiders and making ‘em look stupid.

Y’all need to just chill the hell out.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Then go stand over there with McCain and Graham. -—>


27 posted on 06/10/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

What is wrong with these fugging people?

We need another 20 million people voting for Obama like we need another hole in our butts.


28 posted on 06/10/2013 12:34:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dead Corpse

Amen.

If he is going to try to make it a good bill to address the real needs for immigration reform, then he deserves credit. If he signs on to this crap sandwich, he deserves what he’s getting. I am willing to wait and see on all these guys. Rubio is the one most teetering with our good will. Paul Ryan looks to be, too. Rand is, so far, focused on fixing the bad parts.


29 posted on 06/10/2013 12:37:21 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Folks we are being sold out lock, stock and barrel by pubbies and RATS alike. These bastards are determined to destroy the USA.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 12:41:53 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: xzins
The Bolsheviks didn't like the way the peasants were behaving and so they decided to "elect a new people."

That is what our government is doing.

They have decided that Americans are too ornery and it is time to elect a new people.

31 posted on 06/10/2013 12:46:57 PM PDT by turducken
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To: Dead Corpse

“Then go stand over there with McCain and Graham.”

Are you saying that a vote for amnesty is the way we should go?

I have supported Rand Paul on all other issues, but will not on any form of Amnesty. We need to protect our borders and enforce all of our current laws.

Do not forget, they broke our laws in crossing over our borders to get free food, cell phones, and any other form of state support that they can get.

Should we reward them with legal status?


32 posted on 06/10/2013 12:51:02 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: ilgipper
Rand is, so far, focused on fixing the bad parts.

If Rand Paul truly believed in the United States Constitution, he would adamantly oppose this evil bill.

The cold hard reality is that this bill CANNOT be fixed in any way. No 1000 page bill is good for the Republic.

Rand Paul will likely cast a vote for this bill and thereby help seal the fate of our Republic.

If this bill passes, America as Founded will be gone forever. We will become a third world sewer in 50 years.

33 posted on 06/10/2013 1:00:57 PM PDT by sand88
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To: xzins

He must have found that people in KY are staying up late at night writing their congressmen to demand “sensible immigration reform.” Or, more likely, he’s mostly just talk and mirrors.


34 posted on 06/10/2013 1:31:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

This bill would be the end of America as we know it.

&&&
And that, sir, is exactly what they have in mind.

Too dang many freedom-loving citizens in the US. They must be reined in.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red


Too dang many freedom-loving citizens in the US. They must be reined in.”

That is the game plan.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 1:35:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Dead Corpse

Ron Paul, is that you?

Sorry, we are not fooled. Rand is toast.


37 posted on 06/10/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: xzins

No amnesty, Randy!

The more things and people change the more they remain the same. Carrying water for the baby-killing Democrat Party wasn’t part of your job description.


38 posted on 06/10/2013 1:36:09 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: sand88

We will become a third world sewer in 50 years.

**
Too optimistic. We will be there in 20 years or less.


39 posted on 06/10/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: sand88
No 1000 page bill is good for the Republic

I absolutely agree with that. No law should be even a 10th as long as the US Constitution.

40 posted on 06/10/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I wanna hear the Randistinian spin of his support of Illegal Alien Amnesty.....those folks are as bad as the Obots


41 posted on 06/10/2013 1:46:08 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (George Zimmerman is Innocent)
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To: xzins

The U.S. is over. The Constitution is dead. The GOP is totally useless.

I’m done. I have an uncle in Costa Rica with a huge house. He says I’m welcome.

I don’t know what is worse; the fact our republic is being destroyed or the fact no one has the cajones to DO something about it.


42 posted on 06/10/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker

He didn’t say he would vote for it, but being “open” to it sounds like, “If you add some language that gives my a** cover WRT “enforcement” (but will never really do anything) and add a couple of zeros to the right of your offer....”


43 posted on 06/10/2013 1:52:48 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ilgipper

Agreed.


44 posted on 06/10/2013 1:53:57 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

just like the stunt of standing there against a bill but then voting for it.


45 posted on 06/10/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SierraWasp

me neither, it seems make a few statements and then he;s or she is great


46 posted on 06/10/2013 1:55:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: EXCH54FE
Are you saying that a vote for amnesty...

No. I'm saying that if someone even hints that someone might want to do something in relation to fixing our screwed up border situation then suddenly a bunch of you run around saying *insert elected target* are for a blanket amnesty despite them saying no such damn thing.

Get a grip.

47 posted on 06/10/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: xzins

Rand Paul, like his dad, probably cares more for pot smokers in Austin and worse (and the federal government has no authority to ban pot, given it took an Amendment to ban booze).


48 posted on 06/10/2013 1:58:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Bigg Red

Sorry Mr. Alynski, I’m not related to either of them.


49 posted on 06/10/2013 1:58:10 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

He didn’t say he would vote for it, but being “open” to it sounds like, “If you add some language that gives my a** cover ...”

Excactly. NO bill regarding “reform” will get passed as anything but amnesty. The Dems wouldn’t touch it otherwise.


50 posted on 06/10/2013 2:03:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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