Ron Paul and immigration: A speculative theory

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September 11, 2011
Liberty & Power
by Sheldon Richman  
Posted in Commentary

"Ron Paul’s position on what I’ll call unauthorized immigration -- or immigration sans government permission -- is indeed strange. He calls for 'secure borders' but opposes employer sanctions, Real ID, and a border wall (which he says could be used to keep people in as well as out). He also minimizes the importance of unauthorized immigration by saying it wouldn’t be such an issue if the economy were healthy (people are worried about jobs now) and the welfare state didn’t exist. That odd mix leads me to wonder if Ron Paul is actually for open borders but doesn’t want to say it." (09/09/11)  

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