Rand Paul on Immigration

Last Updated : Jul 15, 2010


Dr. Rand Paul opposes amnesty for illegal aliens. He has called for the enforcement of immigration laws, and the enforcement of the original intent of the 14th amendment which did not intend for children of illegal aliens to be citizens. He supports Arizona's attempt to enforce the law.


Press statement - illegal immigration

In a press release in June of 2010, Rand Paul stated that he opposes amnesty and would work to enforce border security.


Support for Arizona immigration law

In a video compiled by CN|2, Dr. Paul and Attorney General Conway state their views on the Arizona immigration law. Dr. Paul supports the law.


Anchor babies

In a May 2010 interview with a russian TV station, Dr. Paul was questioned about immigration and stated that both parties are to blame for the problem. He also noted that incoming immigrants register Democrat 3 to 1 and that this causes a reluctance to enforce the law on the behalf of that party. He also states in this interview that the US should not grant citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. This statement caused some controversy and a full explanation can be found here.


Full position

In a July 2010 press release, Rand Paul responds to a speech by the President concerning immigration and outlines his position.


Campaign Website Statements



Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.


[1] Website: CN|2 Article: Loose Ends: Federal issues edition (immigration, defense, Boehner vs. Cantor in Ky?) Author: RYAN ALESSI Accessed on: 07/15/2010

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