July 23, 2012
Rand Paul Rips Obama As Immigration
Becomes Major 2016 Issue
Breitbart -- July 22, 2014
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.” [...]
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.......
ABP NOTE: Back in June, Paul said: "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." -- Does this sound like securing the border "first"? -- As far as DACA is concerned, we started reporting on the problem less than one month after its implementation. And, we continued to do so.