Rand Paul Unloads on Immigration Bill

Matthew Boyle
Big Government
25 Jun 2013

…When asked if there is a concern that government bureaucrats may take advantage of nonspecific language in the complicated 1,200-page immigration bill, regardless of the intention of any given provision’s author, Paul said, “Yes, that’s what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now, that there are some similarities with Obamacare.”

“This Gang of Eight bill delegates a lot of authority to the administration,” he explained. “So, with my amendment, ‘Trust But Verify,’ we tried to get that authority back and keep it in Congress, where Congress would vote on whether the border is secure.

“Ultimately, whether or not these people become citizens, under the Gang of Eight bill, is up to the president,” Paul continued. “I don’t care if it’s a Republican president or a Democratic president. That’s too much power for one person to have.”

“So, I would have kept that power with Congress and said Congress has to vote whether the border is secure before we keep moving forward. I would make even the initial process of giving work people visas dependent on a secure border,” he stated…

…“I think Democrats, in general, want voters, not workers,” Paul said. “I think their driving motivation is they would prefer voters and they don’t really care whether they’re workers or not. The unions don’t want workers but they’ll take voters also.”

“So, you have those special interests really going in that direction. Many Republicans understand that we do need workers, but they’re not too excited about the voting part. So that’s kind of where you are,” he explained. “But in the mix, I think the Democrats feel they have the upper hand because they’re doing so well in national elections and so well with the Hispanic vote that they think we have to take it or leave it as far as what the bill goes.”…


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