BOOM: Rating the GOP field on Amnesty

by Veronica Coffin on April 19, 2015

 

 

Doug Ross @ Journal

Over at American Thinker, Pedro Gonzales offers an excellent overview of the GOP field’s positions on Amnesty. Here’s the executive summary: only one candidate has never changed his position on the topic.

Jeb Bush

“…Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he’s proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute…”

Marco Rubio

“…Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens. He has since tried to walk back from that…”

Chris Christie

“…Chris has been cagey on the subject, but one thing is clear: he ordered his appointee to Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat to vote for Marco Rubio’s amnesty bill…”

Rick Perry

“…Perry is tough on illegal immigrants! He sent a handful of national guard troops to the border! (With orders not to arrest any illegals.) But as for those illegals who manage to slip through this imposing gauntlet, Perry rewards them with taxpayer-subsidized college educations. If he’s paying for illegals to go to college, I think it’s safe to say he supports amnesty…”

Mike Huckabee

“…in February 2007, Huckabee … stated, ‘We shouldn’t have amnesty where we just say, “Fine, everybody’s good, we’re going to let it go.’ We should have a process where people can pay the penalties, step up and accept responsibility for not being here legally…”

Scott Walker

“…Walker backed the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill in 2006… [and] went as far as to tell POLITICO in 2013 that he supported a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants…”

Rand Paul

“…Paul claims he’s against amnesty, but he voted for an amendment to give 2 million ‘temporary’ visas to illegal aliens annually…who could then apply for citizenship. It looks like amnesty to me…”

Ted Cruz

Cruz is the only major candidate who has never supported or endorsed amnesty.”

As they say on the real blogs, read the whole thing.

 

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