Rand Paul Slams Mitch McConnell

(TheProudRepublic.com) – Feuds among GOP members continue to escalate, and this time, one of the aggrieved parties is Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

In recent declarations, Paul accused the GOP’s Senate leadership of betraying their voters on Joe Biden’s immigration policies during a Fox News interview.

According to Paul, the leadership is preparing to accept a deal that would continue to permit illegal immigration, influenced by Democrat threats of aid cutoff to Ukraine.

He criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for prioritizing Ukraine over U.S. border issues, alleging that McConnell is more aligned with Biden, particularly on funding for Ukraine.

Paul referred to a provision in the draft deal, a “trigger” that would reinstate a Title 42 legal barrier when migrant numbers reach 5,000 per day.

This figure translates to 1.8 million migrants per year, equivalent to one migrant for every two U.S. births. The draft would allow these migrants into the U.S. via legal loopholes, enabling them to compete with Americans for jobs and housing.

The proposal, if enacted, would effectively double the nation’s immigration rate under the guise of a “border security” bill.

It also potentially allows Biden to import hundreds of thousands of foreign workers through a “parole” pathway, and fund his request to house migrants during the 2024 election.

Paul warned that a GOP betrayal on immigration could be detrimental to the party’s future, particularly with former President Donald Trump likely to focus his 2024 campaign on this issue.

The Biden-supported migrant inflow is unpopular among the public, with many describing it as an “invasion.”

Democrats, however, seek GOP approval for tools and funds to manage the migrant inflow, not reduce it. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) emphasized Democrats’ interest in providing the administration with tools to manage the border more effectively, using parole as a key mechanism.

Some GOP senators are calling for caps on the number of migrants allowed into the U.S. via parole. Senator John Thune (R-SD) mentioned the idea of a cap similar to those for refugees. GOP House leadership, including Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), insists on shutting the parole pathway.

Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s pro-migration border chief, has used the parole loophole to admit around 700,000 economic migrants and invited approximately 5 million illegal migrants through various routes. His goals, criticized by opponents, focus on raising migrants’ status and helping investors.

The FWD.us, backed by pro-migration West Coast investors, is advocating against curbs on parole migration. Its president, Todd Schulte, warned against rules that would lead to the deportation of migrants or the detention of asylum seekers.

GOP senators are debating curbing Mayorkas’s “CHNV” parole program, which imports 360,000 people a year for jobs that could go to Americans, and the CBP One program, used at the border to grant parole to about 600,000 people per year. The debate continues as the GOP evaluates its stance on immigration policy.