Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigrants are a convenient scapegoat for our economic crisis. But with free markets and private property, the need for immigrant labor becomes obvious. Most immigrants, regardless of the color of their skin, are open to the ideals of liberty: private property, free markets, sound money, right to life, low taxes, less war, protection of civil liberties, and a foreign policy designed for peace.

Ron Paul proposed the following action steps for dealing with illegal immigration:

  1. Abolish the welfare state. The incentive to take a job at whatever wage available must prevail.
  2. Establish a generous visitor work program. Once we solve the economic crisis by introducing sound money, demand for domestic and immigrant labor will rise.
  3. Enforce the laws on the books with more border guards. Allow states and landowners to enforce the law and provide security assistance.
  4. Abolish birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. [Current U.S. citizens will not be affected. Instead, babies born to illegals after a future cutoff date will no longer gain automatic U.S. citizenship. They will still have citizenship in their parents’ home countries.]
  5. End all federal mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care for illegal immigrants.

  • Kingston lee

    I don’t mind illegally over stay but must expanding freeways, other we all stuck on the freeway, even the suspended illegally issue the visa till expanding local infrastructure,
    Trump must take action before can’t make it second term

  • Mrs Doubtfire

    Love love you you Ron Paul! I would have been honored to call you my president.


  • kevin

    I stand against illegal immigration. I don’t think it is appropriate for people to not follow the rules of the federal government. The State and local officials should not represent illegal aliens. They are not citizens. I am a citizen and expect them to protect me. I do not think these officials should encourage illegal behavior. And they certainly should not try to represent aliens. These are people who may be currently visiting our country. But this is not their home because they are not a citizen.

    Public officials are not in place to make up their private wishes. They are required to protect the rights of US citizens. I am a citizen and require policy makers to not allow or encourage sanctuary cities. Laws protecting people who sneak into my country is totally irresponsible. I do not agree with their human right arguments. Being a US citizen is a privilege afforded to us by the federal laws first, then local laws second. we are required to obey and civil disobedience is not ok.

  • buybuydandavis

    “Most immigrants, regardless of the color of their skin, are open to the ideals of liberty: private property, free markets, sound money, right to life, low taxes, less war, protection of civil liberties, and a foreign policy designed for peace.”

    All the actual *data* shows that immigrants vote Democratic. They’ve been importing Democratic voters since the change in immigration laws in the 60s. Amnesty and continued open borders would guarantee a perpetual electoral majority at the presidential level for the Progressive Theocracy.

  • LSlatton

    If there are no jobs, won’t that stop illegal immigration. We shoukd focus on the PROBLEM, don’t HIRE illegal immigrants -hold businesses accountable for hiring illegals -the actual problem!

    • mike

      i agree with this 100%

    • mnjhyytgg

      Hold businesses accountable for the failures of their government that they are forced to pay.

  • Jack H

    United States is doing nothing to stop illegal immigrants.

    Many of my friends have lost jobs because illegal Mexicans just work cheaper – employer and employee don’t have to pay taxes.

    So it falls on white people who own homes to support us all. Please charge those damn white people more taxes so Mexicans can live free in the USA. Please!

    A vote of “No Confidence” in elected officials is in order.

    I am not willing to pay taxes so that mexicans can use our hospitals for free.

    We need 20, 000 buses with handcuffed Mexicans going from US to Mexico twice a day for 10 years to fix this problem. Nothing is being done at the moment – more are coming in than leaving.

    Sorry Lili – but what you say is that the jobs you and your parents took from Americans would not have been filled by people who were legally entitled to the jobs. Not true. You obviously know that an American would have been working those jobs. And if your parents weren’t paying taxes – that is illegal and does hurt America and Americans. That is the point. So don’t act like a victim.

    If the job you are working now would have been given to an American child that grew up and worked it – how could you have not hurt an American family by doing that? Someone’s child doesn’t have a job because of you. Don’t act like a victim when you have taken something from someone else.

    I’m a veteran. I served in the military to prevent things like this from happening.

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    • Dink Shwinker

      Your numbers are crap. It would only take one hundred 56 passenger busses 3 years to move 12 million Mexicans to the border under your terms of two trips per shift. 18 months if they double shift the busses 16 hours a day.

    • Latterly_Tender_Lidiot

      Well said.

  • Mark Devenney

    Just wondering, when you’re going back to Europe

    • Chris P Nugget

      Can we take our buildings, technology, and civilization with us? Since none of it existed before we created it here.

    • akitty77

      As if American Indians were the first people’s in the U.S. lol

    • Winston Churchill

      couldn’t have said it better myself!

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  • Richard Wadd

    Ron Totally gets it. He envisions a country open to all people who want to become Americans and is happy to allow legal immigration to people with skills we need.

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  • Max H

    Once the welfare state is abolished, is it not safe to say that immigrants coming into America should be welcome due to free enterprise, and whoever works hardest deserves it? And if they send money back, can people not then buy American products with it?

  • Exchequer

    I’m shocked at the weaksauce responses. How can y’all demand more government spending on immigration enforcement and more restrictions on immigration? Have you forgotten what the Libertarian philosophy is all about? What reason is there for government to put artificial restraints on the free flow of labor across international borders? Are you afraid of free market competition? The only solution that is consistent with Libertarian thought is to abolish government restrictions on immigration. If you want the government to build a wall, you should not call yourself a Libertarian. Go vote for some big government Republican instead.

    • buybuydandavis

      The government is a gun. Immigration and the voting it entails also entails the power to point that gun at my head. And the numbers show that they will do so by voting for the Progressive Theocracy. No thanks.

      If you want to keep the freedoms we have left, you can’t be for open borders.

    • Dink Shwinker

      Don’t be silly. If you believe that the government owns America, then your argument works. However, if the people own America, then the government may not give away my piece of the Interstate System. Nor the Fire Station my taxes built. It’s like Disneyland,and we all own stock in it. If someone jumps over the fence without paying, they should be ejected and banned for life.

  • Don

    Not good enough for border control Ron, and we all know it. We need a wall built, no matter how much it costs. The rest of your plan is ok. We also should not allow people to sponsor extended family members either. Only immediate, husband, wife, children, and that’s it! We are going to lose our country. Europe is dying, and Canada and Australia are next. It’s sick and twisted politics, and it will end in a blood bath! Borders were created to keep the peace, not the other way around!