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Rand Paul Endorses Immigrant Path to Citizenship

By ERICA WERNER | Associated Press | Mar 19, 2013


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.

In a speech to be delivered Tuesday morning to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the potential 2016 presidential candidate declares, "If you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you." A copy of the speech was obtained in advance by The Associated Press.

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Rand is right on this one

I am not the biggest Rand fan, but I agree with him on this. Illegal immigration is not the problem, in and of itself. When you ask people why they complain about illegal immigration, they complain about illegal immigrants either taking welfare or committing crimes. Well, it seems then that the problems are welfare and crime.

Then there is the "they took our jobs!" argument, or as South Park said it, "Durka Durr!!" People come here because they can find work that no one else wants to do. This benefits everyone. Look, if you oppose immigration, you are opposing free trade. It's a simple as that. So don't call yourself pro free market, if you are against immigration.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus


Exactly. It is totally antithetical to libertarianism to be apposed to people's right to work wherever they can compete. All of the immigrants I know pay all the taxes that we do but in some instances not income tax for the sole reason that they run the risk of being caught. But in spite of paying all the taxes they receive no benefits (besides roads and PO). But anyone not receiving welfare is not receiving any benefits besides the roads and PO.

But this immigrant reform is not going to be beneficial to immigrants nor US citizens. It will instantaneously mire an immigrant into the USGovt debt, and force them into paying for the USGovt ponzis: SS, Medicare, Medicaid. Immigrants just want to be able to exist legally while they are here. They want to be treated as humans. They ultimately want to go back to their homelands. But most of all they want to be able to travel freely back home to see their families.

Paul emphasizes, though, that

"Paul emphasizes, though, that for him to support such an approach, border security must come first."

"If you wish live and work in America we will find you a place"

Rand cant even find enough jobs for the LEGAL citizens of Kentucky.

Rand is suposed to find people jobs?

I thought Rand's cannabis hemp legislation was a great GREEN industrial opportunity for LEGAL citizens of Kentucky.