By JAVIER MANJARRESWith Senator Rand Paul sided with the pro-Amnesty for illegal immigrants lobby, will this move hurt his chances, in what many believe is the Senator further positioning himself to run for President in 2016?
Libertarians have always been an “open borders” group that has even called for the abolition of the U.S. Border Patrol and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) The Libertarian Party (LP) also believes that as free markets go, so does the need for free and clear movement of needed capital and labor across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Here is what Senator Paul said-
“They would just get in the current line,” Paul said. “As long as those here want to work, I would get them work visas. And as long as they want to apply, then you would get in the normal line for citizenship that’s already available so it’s not a new pathway. It’s an existing pathway and then what we have to figure out is if the existing pathway isn’t working; how do we fix the existing pathway and I’m willing to look at all of those things.”-Sen. Rand Paul, ABC
In addition, Rubio will not support any piece of legislation that would ‘push’ those illegal immigrants coming out of the shadows to the front, or close to the front of the existing immigration line. Rubio believes that anyone afforded the opportunity to a “pathway to citizenship” should go to the back of the line.
Rubio has come out with a controversial bipartisan immigration reform concept with his “Gang of 8” Senators, but has recently stated that he could not support any bill coming out of the Senate that would ‘gift’ citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Paul’s legislation seems to mimic what Rubio and his “Gang of 8” have proposed.
With Paul and Rubio be slated as the two front runners for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, who has the best chance to win the nomination? Rubio or Paul?
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