Rand Paul: A Secure Border Is a Must for Immigration Reform

Facebook CEO Starts Lobby Group for Amnesty

“Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders took the wraps off a new political advocacy group on Thursday, while vowing to plunge immediately into the national debate over immigration policy. The new group, backed by a who’s who of prominent and wealthy Internet industry figures, says it will lobby Congress and the White House, while using cutting-edge social-media tools to mobilize public support for immigration reform, better schools and more funding for scientific research,” the San Jose Mercury News says.

Rand Paul: A Secure Border Is a Must for Immigration Reform

“Congress is getting very close to debating comprehensive immigration reform. I am firmly committed to being part of reforming our nation’s immigration laws. Conservatives and liberals agree that our complex immigration system is broken and in need of repair. Although the two sides disagree on solutions, I have three important ideas that should be part of the debate and that should please most Americans,” says Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

“My ‘Trust but Verify’ plan has three elements: secure the border, secure the vote and secure the taxpayer’s dollar. If these three elements are met, I think, Congress can move forward on a comprehensive plan to reform immigration law.”

Michelle Malkin: The Temporary Amnesty That Never Dies

“Does America lack ‘compassion’ and ‘humanity’ for uninvited foreigners? Quite the contrary. While open-borders activists rail against ‘injustice’ and demand new ‘pathways to citizenship,’ official U.S. policy rewards countless line-jumpers with permanent residency and taxpayer-subsidized benefits,” says Michelle Malkin.

“Case in point: the massive ‘Temporary Protected Status’ (TPS) program run by the Department of Homeland Security.
In theory, as the DHS website describes it, the Secretary of Homeland Security ‘may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.’ Those conditions include hurricanes, environmental catastrophes, civil war, epidemics and other ‘extraordinary and temporary conditions.'”

Does Immigration Mean Prosperity – Australian Edition

“A week ago, Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, pronounced that she supported ongoing high rates of immigration, seemingly reversing her opposition to a ‘Big Australia’ articulated when she took over the leadership from Kevin Rudd. The issue of whether high rates of population growth, and immigration in particular, are desirable from an economic, environmental, and social perspective is confounding for most people, and one that I continually battle over in my head. The above video from the ABC, which has been prepared ahead of the Future Forum next week, provides a useful primer on the key issues and the trade-offs involved should Australia opt for a stable or significantly larger population,” says MacroBusiness Australia writer Lee van Onselen.

“Advocates of population growth argue that it is required in order to grow the economy and that, without it, growth would suffer, lowering overall living standards. This view has never sat comfortably with me. From a narrow economic perspective, population growth (immigration) is good only if it raises the real incomes of the pre-existing population (e.g. GDP per capita). While it is true that Australia’s high population growth over the second half of the 2000s boosted Australia’s real GDP (more labour inputs, other things equal, means more outputs), evidence is sketchy as to whether GDP per capita increased due to population growth.”

Rep. King Speaks Out Against Amnesty

“Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday pulled together a group of conservative colleagues to fight back against Democratic Party and GOP establishment efforts to grant amnesty to at least 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.,” Breitbart News reported.

“King organized an invitation-only press conference for reporters from several different publications, including Breitbart News, at which he and Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Lou Barletta (R-PA), and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), declared opposition to any and all efforts by career politicians inside the beltway to grant amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants in the country.”

About Author


Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Let’s make sure that the “gang of eight” will not get re-elected. Our government has become our enemy.

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    When will politicians stop using the phrase, “We must secure te border?” We know that will never happen. For decades, they’ve all mouthed these tired words knowing they are a lie and that they are liars!

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    In November Sean Hannity proclaimed that he “had evolved” and changed from opposing amnesty to supporting it.

    It is impossible for amnesty to be good for America. I don’t know why he changed his mind; it is incomprehensible. Because he has great influence over his trusting TV and radio audience, his defection is certain to be damaging to patriots’ efforts to stop amnesty.

    Roger Ayles, Fox News CEO, and Rupert Murdock CEO of Fox’s parent company, News Corp. are big amnesty supporters. Hannity works for Fox and probably is paid really big money. Draw your own conclusions.

    Every day Mr. Hannity should get emails or Tweets asking him how he can believe the rediculous idea that amnesty is good for America.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    As a business owner, I will be certain not to spend advertising dollars with Facebook after learning this news.

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      Facebook Has Always Been Avoided by Me

      It takes our personal and private lives for likely way too much exposure on the internet….the website access has been banned by many professional agencies’ servers.

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    Stop the aggression against the legal American citizens. Our congressional members look the other way while our president bends, manipulates, and breaks our immigration laws. The immigration system is NOT broken, it is uninforced.

    I say again, no amnesty, properly secure our borders, return illegal aliens to their country of origin. This administration is more concerned about the rights of lawbreakers than about the right of the legal american people.

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      Agree with Rand, in my view our next door country on the South border, has been exporting their povetry
      to the North for years.
      A country that did nothing for their own people, 100% corrupt from the bottom up, allowing drugs to go by
      asking for money to our goverment and then do nothing to combat the druglords on their side.
      Have anybody ever read the inmigration laws that the have….?? If they want to change ours they should change
      theirs also.
      Have you ever try to buy or begin a biz. in their country..?? By law you must have one or more of their citizens
      as partners and have 51% of the biz.
      But on the other hand they are pushing their people here to claim their legalization here….why..?? because their
      receive from them more money than the they make with their Tourism or Oil.
      It is like a silent invasion, little by little they pretend to take over positions on the goverment to have enough votes
      for their own benefits.
      If any proposition comes to law, should be a wall or two in our south border, and limit them to send mone to the South thru banks etc.
      If they eat here they should **** here also.
      They already taken over many televison channels, they import their own soccer team, all focus to send money
      to the South.
      La raza, the worst term, they help each other, etc.
      And the term illegal inmigrants is correct since they do not adquire visa to come in, they just walk thru the border
      Many years ago all inmigrants were checked at Ellis Island for health, papers etc. thiese guys come here with
      all kinds of viruses to be treated on the Hospitals here, especially on the south.
      Other inmigrants they come here to stay here, if they send money to their country is minimal comparing to these guys.
      That’s it, guess I fully explain my point of view.

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    Cops have been looking the other way LONG ENUFF….Deport NOW!!! This is AMERICA….vote any congressman OUT of office in 2014…..if they support this kind of CRAP……they need to get intersted in Americans.

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    So MANY criminals are Illegal Aliens…..our prisons are Filled with them…Kill the Bill!!!! No Amnesty….do your Job and Deport NOW….enuff B.S.

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    There is ZERO benefit for the American Worker and his American Family in approving this AMNESTY for foreign illegal aliens….we are 16 trillion in debt….in NO MOOD to give away anything …Let them go to their OWN mexican government and tell them all their needs….Deport NOW and Kill the Bill!!!!

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    Sound familar?

    “Every citizen should make protest against the influx of people from other countries. It is estimated that there are 5,000,000 unemployed in this country with the number rising rapidly.”

    “They are simply desirous of flooding the country with unskilled as well as skilled labor of other lands for the purpose of breaking down American standards.”

    Recently? No, that was a letter written by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, on April 28, 1921. Note that our population then was a little over 100 million. Now we are over 300 million. Do the math. Three times the unemployed of then, gives you 15 million now. Sound familiar? Three years after that, Congress cut immigration drastically and the economy boomed because workers were getting paid more, until the stock market crash, which was not caused by any lack of immigrants but over speculation in stocks.

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    What a Bunch of Moot Excuses for Amnesty

    Secure the border then implement amnesty….lol, what a joke…

    How about implement 100% E-verify for ALL American jobs….now securing the border is a moot point.