Rand Paul Proposes Immigration Reform Amendments

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Whacko bird Senator Rand Paul is at it again. This time, offering some reasonable and sane amendments to the “Gang of 8″ immigration bill.

Paul’s most ambitious proposal would eliminate the pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants and lift the caps on guest workers. It would provide immigrant workers to employers who can demonstrate need, but immigrants would have to apply for legal permanent residency and citizenship through the existing lines of their native countries. 

Paul is expected to file that amendment this week.

Another measure, Paul’s “Trust but Verify” amendment, would give Congress — and not Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — ultimate authority on deciding when the southern border is secure. 

Under this plan, immigration reform would not proceed until Congress votes on whether several criteria have been met.These objectives would include the completion of a comprehensive system to track visa entries and exits at all points of entry — not just air and sea ports as mandated by the broader bill — and law enforcement achieving a 95 percent apprehension rate of illegal entrants. 

The Census Bureau would have to show an insignificant flow of new immigrants entering the country illegally.

Imagine that. Paul takes aim at the anti-free market guest worker caps while truly requiring illegal aliens to get at the back of the line before getting citizenship. While at the same time, requiring that border security actually gets improved and taking back power from the Executive branch.

None of this will be adopted because it makes too much sense.

Louisiana born and bred, Kevin is a late twenty something self-described conservatarian writer and Social Media Director for Pocketfull of Liberty who brings a passion for individual liberty and a love for his country to his work. Kevin also has political experience having worked professionally on numerous state and Congressional campaigns. His writings have been featured at the popular libertarian site United Liberty, the popular conservative site Conservative Daily News, and he was a co-founder of The Liberty Papers, a group classical liberal blog. When he's not writing, he enjoys his beloved New Orleans Saints, Manchester United, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, and LSU Tigers. Plus in addition to sports, he enjoys fine whiskeys, beers, and wines, reading anything good, his truck, owning and shooting anything on a proposed gun ban list, and short women.

2 Comments

  1. mesobland said:

    I think this is a good first step–however, the line for citizenship is about 7 years long. Maybe could speed that up to 3 years. But I like the guest worker idea–that way, individuals may stay and work in the US–if they want citizenship, they’ll be willing to stand in line.

  2. Lawful Plunder said:

    “Paul’s most ambitious proposal would eliminate the pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants…”

    If the U.S wants to avoid having the same illegal immigrant problem in another 20 yrs, there has to be a meaningful penalty for breaking the law. Otherwise, it’s all just a sham, which it basically is.

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