Past Features

June 13, 2012

Rand Paul: Secure the Border

Breitbart News Network -- June 12, 2014   
   I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country. If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come. We must be in favor of reform --- smart reform that starts with border security.
    Characterizing that position as "amnesty" is simply untrue.
    What we have now is a lawless border. Current policy is a beacon for more illegal immigrants. The Obama administration's lawless executive orders legalizing people who came here illegally will only encourage more illegal immigration --- unless we act now with real, strong, verifiable border security.
    I am for immigration reform because what we have now is untenable. I voted against the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill because it did not secure the border first. I will only support reform that has border security first as verifiable and ascertained by Congress, not the president. [...]
    My plan takes border security a step further than anybody else in Congress. Under my plan, Congress will vote every year on border security. If Congress votes that the border is not secure, elements of immigration reform will cease to go forward and visa programs will be slowed. If Congress does not think the border is secure after five years, every element of immigration reform will be stopped.
Another Formula For Failure
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol
    Does the good senator really believe that if Congress suddenly discovered after one year - or five years - that the border is not secure, we would halt any legalization process? How would they know?  
    The technology exists for us to determine if the border is secure - and we could do it in six months.
    I have plan. I call it the Secure Borders Accountability Act of 2014. Under my plan, no action would be taken until the situation on the border is known. We could know that in six months. Then, Congress would decide if conditions are sufficient to move ahead with some kind of reform action. This could probably be done in one year.
    Watch a video of my GovSec West presentation of last November where I lay out my plan - in detail (nobody watches it - too long) . Or, contact me and I'll send you a link to the PowerPoint presentation....
Glenn Spencer -- 520-803-7703