Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul isnâ€™t even in the Senate yet but is making waves. After his discussion of the Civil Rights Law, heâ€™s gone on to the anchor baby situation, wisely calling for an end to automatic birthright citizenship for children of illegals. According to an Associated Press piece entitled â€?Paul Opposes Citizenship for Babies of Illegals
" (Associated Press, May 28th, 2010):
U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is stirring it up again, this time by saying he opposes citizenship for children born in the U.S. to parents who are illegal immigrants.
Paul, who a week ago won the GOP primary, told a Russian TV station in a clip circulating on political Web sites Friday that he wants to block citizenship to those children. "We're the only country I know that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen," Paul told RT, an English-language station, shortly after his win over GOP establishment candidate Trey Grayson. "And I think that should stop also."
Go Paul go !
And the candidate also brought up a related topic - the political demographics of immigration :
Paul told the TV station that partisan politics may be at play in not stopping illegal immigration. "I'm not opposed to letting people come in and work and labor in our country," Paul said. "But I think what we should do is we shouldn't provide an easy route to citizenship. A lot of this is about demographics. If you look at new immigrants from Mexico, they register three to one Democrat, so the Democratic Party is for easy citizenship and allowing them to vote. I think we need to address that."
Way to go, Rand Paul ! Mass immigration (illegal and legal) is a major threat to the GOP and failure to deal with it spells the partyâ€™s doom. In fact, my very first VDARE.COM article, published way back in 2001, was entitled Why the Majority of Mexican Immigrants are not Going to Vote for the GOP.
It's good to see some politicians beginning to bring up things we've been writing about for years at VDARE.COM .