Sen. Rand Paul speaks out about immigration reform
Carl Cameron reports
- Duration 2:08
- Date Mar 19, 2013
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The twice sixteen presidential race is already underway among Republicans today one of the prospective candidates outlined his position.
On one of the hot button issues chief political correspondent Carl Cameron tonight with senator Rand Paul.
We aren't going to deport twelve million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to or.
If you wish to live and work in America and we will find a place for you.
Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul who seriously -- a -- sixteen White House -- unveiled a comprehensive immigration reform plan he says could break years of partisan gridlock.
Both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric.
Or tests to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Paul argues that a separate bipartisan immigration reform plan backed by senator Marco Rubio of Florida will turn off conservatives because it -- the twelve million illegal aliens already here a path to citizenship.
That would begin while the border is being secured and eventually certified by customs and Border Patrol.
Paul's plan requires certification of border security first by congress with an annual stamp of approval -- -- some may object to this that if we don't.
I don't think you'll get concerns on board which I think we need to get everybody on board this is good for the country for years conservative critics have dismissed comprehensive immigration reform is code for amnesty.
Paul says his plan is not amnesty because it provides a temporary work visa for about two million illegals a year.
Who would still need to go through a lengthy legal process for permanent status maybe there's a new program we call probation.
-- -- is -- illegally who did break the law.
Have a period that they have to go through -- probationary period Paul's got a libertarian streak and also rejects the bipartisan plan backed by rubio for a national electronic employer verification system -- ID cards.
To prevent illegals from getting -- I don't like the idea of making every business owner a policeman.
Paul makes no bones about differences with the rubio or about running for president -- just agreed to had -- a very influential GOP dinner coming up in May in Iowa.
What his father ended up winning the most nominating delegates in 2012 and where of course the first caucuses of the 2016 race will be taking place -- and so it begins Carl thank you.