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Rand: We Need ‘Revolution’ of People Calling for Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called for “a revolution of folks saying, ‘We want you to obey the law'” on immigration on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

Rand said, “You know, conservatives say that we believe in the rule of law, well the beginning of the rule of law is actually enforcing the law. And since 1986, there was a promise we would enforce the law on border security, we’ve done squat. We’ve done nothing. We — since we said we were going to enforce the law in 1986, eleven million people have crossed illegally. So, the first thing we have to do is enforce the law. But we have not had a president, Republican or Democrat, who is willing to enforce immigration law. And now we have whole cities and states who stand up and say, ‘We just don’t care. We want these people here at all costs, and we’re not going to do anything about it.’ And I think that the time’s come for that to end. But it’s not going to end until you actually have an executive in the White House who says, ‘I will enforce the immigration laws.'”

Rand added that the killing of Kate Steinle, “goes to the heart of the matter, because, like I say, we’ve been promised this over and over again, and no one’s enforcing the laws. The laws on the books say that we should have a secure border, and we don’t. Now, could we update the security? Yes, but even the existing laws need to be enforced, and they’re not being enforced. And you have them being flouted, and basically laughed at by cities like San Francisco. And if – we’re either going to obey the law or we’re not going to obey the law. And there ought to be a revolution of folks saying, ‘We want you to obey the law,’ and making sure the president hears them loud and clear.”

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