Rand Paul And Refugees—Good When He Was A Senator, Worse Now
April 09, 2015, 01:52 PM
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Ann Corcoran at Refugee Resettlement Watch has a post on Rand Paul's flip-flopping on refugee policy:
Rand Paul: Why are we bringing in all these refugees (Iraqis in particular) and putting them on welfare?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 7, 2015

I know you are saying that isn’t the Senator Rand Paul you know now, but it was the Senator Paul in the wake of the discovery of Iraqi refugee terrorists found in his home town and convicted in Kentucky just a few years ago.

As a matter of fact, I was thrilled!  He was the first sitting US Senator I had ever heard speak publicly and critically about the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department.

Did Grover Norquist get to Rand and tell him to shut up about Iraqi refugees in addition to urging him to support amnesty?

Corcoran links to Norquist, Bloomberg and Rand Paul Team Up for “Don’t Call It Amnesty”, by Daniel Greenfield, on FrontPagemag, June 14, 2014.

Here is our complete archive in which we mention Paul’s statements on refugees.  Please note that his home town of Bowling Green is completely swamped with refugees and we have a lengthy archive on problems there as well.

Here is what we said in 2013 when the Senator was roundly criticized by a Leftwing immigration reporter at the HuffPo.  This is what Huffington Post reporter, Elise Foley, quotes Paul saying:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that the U.S. should be skeptical of accepting refugees, from Iraq in particular, because they take welfare and could plan attacks on American soil.

[….]

“It’s one thing to have a big heart and invite people to our country, and if you do it in a small fashion, the churches and the people take care of them, that’s one thing. But like in my town in particular, they bring ’em in and there is someone whose job and expertise is to sign them up for welfare as soon as they get here.”

There is more and links to other information on Paul.

So what happened to that Rand Paul? [More]

Another question is “What happened to the Rand Paul who was skeptical about Civil Rights enforcement?” I’m going to link, once again, to my 2007 post on Al Gore, Immigration, And National Politics, in which I pointed out that when Al Gore was a white Southern Tennessee Congressman, he had normal Tennessee views on gun control, abortion, and immigration. He had to change all that to get on the national Democratic ticket.

But Rand Paul  is supposed to be running as a Republican. What's his excuse?