Update April 22nd: Rand Paul recommends stalling the Amnesty bill in the wake of Boston terror bombing by immigrants. Good for him, shows he can learn and change his mind!
…..or was it Grover Norquist that got to him?
***Related Update*** Be sure to see Maryland Delegate admits foreign governments are driving “immigration reform,” here. Money, money money!
Oh brother, looks like we are having another invasion of the body snatchers moment. Just when I thought there was someone speaking up for American workers besides NumbersUSA and Rush Limbaugh we learn that Paul has been snatched by big business interests. (Imagine a conversation) Kentucky big meatpacker to Paul: Get with the program boy if you want to move up!
Looks like Paul is singing a different tune now that he has Presidential aspirations compared to 2011 when he stood up to one of the leading LEGAL labor importing programs in the US—the Refugee Resettlement Program—when it imported two (now convicted) Iraqi refugee terrorists to work in the Kentucky meatpacking industry.
Jumping ahead to February 12th, 2013!
Rand Paul does not speak for this member of the Tea Party when he said this last night:
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul called on his party to embrace immigration reform in his Tea Party rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday, a surprising message for the libertarian firebrand.
“We are the party that embraces hard work and ingenuity, therefore we must be the party that embraces the immigrant who wants to come to America for a better future,“ Paul said. “We must be the party who sees immigrants as assets, not liabilities. We must be the party that says, ‘If you want to work, if you want to become an American, we welcome you.’”
No disclaimer, no bit of verbiage to suggest not all immigrants have assets to bring to America! No qualifiers, no nothing, just come on in and take the jobs! Of all people, Paul knows the dark side of LEGAL immigration.
BTW, I had many communications a few years ago with some Americans who worked in meatpacking and who said the work paid a very attractive wage UNTIL the meatpackers (Tyson Foods, PERDUE etc!) realized they could get cheap immigrant labor.
Is this one of the immigrants Senator Paul “welcomed” to Kentucky and to America?
He came to Bowling Green to work in a chicken plant, now he will spend the rest of his life in prison being cared for by the US taxpayer!
From a report on his conviction:
Prosecutors said Hammadi and Alwan came to Kentucky as refugees in 2009 and soon began trying to send cash, guns, Stinger missiles and other explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq but were foiled by a government informant working on a sting.
I’m sure Alwan and Hammadi told the US State Department when they lied on their refugee applications that all they wanted was to “come to America for a better future.”
Update February 16th: Somalis are another group of LEGAL immigrants brought to the US for cheap labor. American blacks are not happy, here.