Rand Paul: Secure the Border

Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

In an exclusive Op/Ed published on Breitbart.com, Senator Rand Paul outlines his plan for immigration reform in specifics writing:

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.

Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

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 will not give the president the authority to simply declare that the border is secure. It will require yearly votes of Congress to ensure the president doesn’t get around the law.

My “Trust but Verify” plan will ensure that our border is secure. Under my plan, national security and border security will move as the first element of any reform and would require annual votes of Congress to establish that the border is truly secure. No other reform could go forward until this happened.

Click here for more of Sen. Paul’s commentary from Breitbart.com.

RickPerryPublicSafteyAlso on Breitbart.com from Breitbart-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry again calls for Obama to secure the Mexican border. Perry’s press secretary, Lucy Nashed, responded to a series of questions from Breitbart Texas about the issue stating, “Texas has been raising this issue with the federal government since 2012, and it’s clear that two years later, they simply don’t have a handle on this growing problem. The governor wrote a letter to President Obama a couple of weeks ago that addressed this.
Click here for more of Gov. Perry’s perspective from Breitbart.