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Rand Paul joins GOP elites in call for amnesty for illegal immigrants

November 13, 2012

US Senator Rand Paul has joined the likes of Lindsey Graham, Charles Krauthammer, Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Haley Barbour in calling for amnesty for the many millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. These leading Republicans are pushing such an agenda despite the fact that Hispanics (who make up the vast majority of the illegal immigrants) vote two-to-one in favour of the Democrats. The Republican Party stands to lose by a much wider margin in future presidential elections if millions of additional Third World immigrants are made into voters. Manu Raju has the story for Politico:

Rand Paul now supports amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants

In the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection win and ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid of his own, the Kentucky Republican [Rand Paul] plans to mix his hard-line tea party conservatism with more moderate policies that could woo younger voters and minorities largely absent from the GOP coalition. It’s the latest tactic of the freshman senator to inject the Libertarian-minded views shared by his retiring father into mainstream Republican thinking as the party grapples with its future.

…He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives.

What is Rand Paul’s motivation for the pro-amnesty push?

…Paul appears to want a more influential role in his party than simply the bomb-throwing back-bencher with a penchant for grabbing headlines.

He wants to be a ‘respectable conservative‘ insider.

Also see: Chuck Schumer & Lindsey Graham push amnestySean Hannity endorses amnesty for illegal aliensGOP & Democratic elites agree to push amnesty next year and The US, immigration & genocide

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  • VirginiaCavalier

    Ron, bring your son to heel.

  • The New Silence Dogood

    I’m afraid Rand Paul and all the others have taken a page from the playbook of Neville Chamberlin.

    It’s not compromise.

    It’s called appeasement.

  • Anti-Federalist

    The attitude of the political elites is that they are The Enlightened. They know what’s best and the opinions of the rubes don’t matter.

  • Anti-Federalist

    Here is Daniel Larison’s piece on those “natural conservatives” the respectable keep telling us about. Basically, he is saying what we all know and yet those respectable conservatives continue to ignore:


  • Anti-Federalist
  • Jared


    Unfortunately, the issue of immigration has always been Ron Paul’s weak spot as well.

  • Anti-Federalist

    @ Jarad

    I think Ron Paul’s perceived weakness on immigration has more to do with his skepticism and wariness towards government enforcement. He has also noted that increased militarization of the border can be used by politicians to trap people in. I know most people scoff at this notion but the US has some of the most onerous expatriation laws. The object of these laws is to keep people from fleeing with their wealth. If there were to be a currency collapse a highly militarized border can prevent people from escaping with any real tangible assets (e.g hard currency) that they have.


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