Rand Paul on Immigration Reform: Without Security Triggers, ‘I Can’t Support Final Bill’ (Video)
Senator Rand Paul told liberal CNN host Candy Crowley on State of the Union he will not vote for the immigration bill.
“We’ve thrown a lot of money at a lot of problems in our country. To me, what really tells me that they’re serious is to let Congress vote on whether the border is secure. If the people in the country want to be assured that we will not get another ten million people to come here illegally over the next decade, they have to believe that they’re going to vote through their Congress.”
Rand Paul gets it.
CNN Political Ticker reported:
Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll vote “no” on the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform bill, since it doesn’t include his amendment that would grant Congress power to determine whether the U.S. southern border is secure,
The Kentucky Republican had previously been open to supporting the measure, which includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that’s contingent on bolstering border security. Paul introduced an amendment that would have required Congress to vote on whether the border was properly secure, but it failed to gain approval this week.
Without that inclusion, Paul said definitively on CNN’s “State of the Union” he would be a “no” vote.
“Without some congressional authority and without border security first, I can’t support the final bill,” Paul told chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.
There will be no border security after this bill passes and Rand Paul knows it.
If the politicians were serious about this, they’d uphold the laws already on the books.
FYI: 90% of conservative bloggers oppose the immigration bill.