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    Default RAND PAUL RIPS OBAMA on Immigration (Breitbart)

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    On Facebook I'm seeing a big assault on Rand saying he is for amnesty. Getting this out and his border security amendment to these people can help with by getting disapproval numbers down amongst repblicans.


    President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a “magnet” for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday.
    “All of that is a magnet and a beacon for people to come,” Paul said when asked about Obama’s executive immigration orders during a brief interview outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters. “You can’t have any kind of beacon without securing the border first. It really illustrates what conservatives have been saying all along, myself included: You can’t vote for immigration reform, you can’t have immigration reform without first securing the border.”
    Paul added that the “whole idea that the president unilaterally offered these areas of forgiveness for the kids—this DREAM kind of forgiveness—the problem is if you do that with an open border, then the whole world will come.” Paul called for the border to be secured, and said that no immigration legislation should be considered unless the border is secured.
    “So I think if we’re going to do immigration reform, what we really need is to have the border secure first,” he said. “What it really illustrates for me is that you can’t fix things by offering forgiveness without securing the border first. It’s a big problem. I think we should humanely clothe, feed and give water and sustenance then send them back home to unify them with their families.”
    Paul endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill that would block Obama from implementing any more executive amnesty by halting funding for production of any documents needed for him to do so, too. “I think he wants to do exactly what I was saying, basically,” Paul said when asked about Cruz’s bill. “You can’t have the beacon first and he wants to overturn the president’s executive action—and I would support that.”
    Paul also warned against forthcoming executive amnesties from President Obama. “I’m really opposed to the president doing things by unilateral executive order anyway—you shouldn’t be allowed to pass immigration reform without Congress doing it,” Paul said, before noting about the reports that the president is considering widespread executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens that there is “an urban myth that has spread somewhat through Central America—if you get here by August 15, there are actually fliers saying that if you get here by August 15 the president won’t send you home.”
    “I think that urban myth is based on maybe a kernel of truth,” Paul added. “There are rumors that he’s going to do a new executive action. I think we need to let him know that he doesn’t get to do that without congressional authority.”
    Paul, according to the Huffington Post’s consolidated polling data of 53 polls from 14 pollsters, leads to the pack of potential 2016 GOP candidates. Paul also topped the field, or tied for first place, in five out of six of the most recent polls in that data set dating back to late April this year.
    The border crisis is emerging as a major issue in the GOP, and most other potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls have come out swinging on the matter. Cruz, of course, has introduced his bill and made various media appearances about it. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called up 1,000 National Guard troops to help the state of Texas secure the border on its own, an announcement he made at a Monday press conference.
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a potential 2016 candidate and member of the “Gang of Eight” who eventually turned on the group to help kill the bill by calling for the House to reject any conference committee with it, has blamed Obama’s DACA policies for the crisis. House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)—the 2012 vice presidential nominee and potential 2016 candidate—however, has called for the passage of a supplemental appropriations bill to send more money to the various agencies charged with securing the border. Ryan also called for a change to the 2008 human trafficking law.
    “The ultimate goal ought to be to secure the border, get the resources at the border that you need (and that’s where I think there’s a case for a supplemental; they’re burning through funds),” Ryan said at a recent speech at Hillsdale College, according to the National Review. “But you’ve got to change the human trafficking law so that we’re not resettling people within the interior of the country, because all that does is create the incentive for more to come.”
    Even former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has leveled heavy criticism at the president over the matter. "While tens of thousands of illegal immigrants storm across the border, the President is jetting off to Texas - but not to see first-hand the mess his policies have created, but to attend high-dollar dinners with the 'swells' and extract as much money as he can from some people who got rich on the very oil he despises," Huckabee said in a statement, according to a recent CNN story.
    Paul’s interview with Breitbart News came outside the NRSC on Tuesday right after the Senate policy lunch for the Senate GOP conference. Normally, the weekly lunch is held inside the U.S. Capitol building but sources tell Breitbart News it was moved over to the NRSC headquarters this week for a political strategy session with the midterm elections—and a chance for the GOP to take the Senate in November—a few short months away.

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    Great to see Rand finally starting to respond on this issue. The long silence has done a lot of damage, but politics has a short memory (see Rick Perry's transformation from taxpayer funded tuition for illegals villain to Border Hawk Hero) and it is definitely not too late for Rand to turn this thing around.

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    The threat to Paul is from Jindal and Walker. They are worse than Rand on the issue.

    Jindal said the GOP should pass immigration reform in 2014. Walker said anyone who wants to work gets in. Rand at least said Bush was wrong and you can't invite the world.

    Jindal should have been schooled by the kick ass campaigning of Vitter on the issue.

    Walker should have seen the damage Paul Ryan was doing.

    Maybe Santorum is appearing marginally stronger on immigration. NumbersUSA and Tancredo seemed to support him more than Romney because he spoke about legal chain immigration. Because Romney was actually terrible on guest workers and tech visas.

    That's another thing. Romney is actually a heartless prick. It is one thing to tout self deportation but he didn't believe in it. The heartless part was he didn't care about the number of foreign workers. He's already back selling amnesty. He doesn't care about working people in the way he flips on amnesty and tech visas.
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    fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your firesides.

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