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Paul's Risky Immigration Move

He steps between the squabbling factions.

Jun. 12, 2014

Immigration reform is splitting the Republican Party and the subject is close to becoming a third rail for cautious politicians. For example, immigration reform is part of the reason why Eric Cantor, soon-to-be-former Republican House Majority Leader, lost his primary. But according to The Washington Times, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is leaning deeper into the issue, supporting an immigration reform push started by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist. The Times reported Paul’s “latest effort pushed him further into the middle of a strident battle between establishment Republicans like Mr. Norquist who see immigration reform as essential to economic growth, and tea party activists who fear the current efforts in Congress will only lead to de facto amnesty for illegal immigrants.” A party divided against itself cannot stand. GOP infighting will only give the Left more time to cement itself as the party for Latinos. More…

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