Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) stance on immigration has just been downgraded from C- to F by Numbers USA, a non-partisan organization dedicated “to bring federal immigration policy back to a logical place.”
NumbersUSA is adamantly opposed to immigrant bashing. It states America’s immigration problem as follows:
“The 1990s saw the biggest population boom in U.S. history. This is truly astounding news coming three decades after widespread agreement among Americans that the country was mature and probably already overpopulated. No wonder Americans became increasingly alarmed at their deteriorating quality of life due to sprawl, congestion, overcrowded schools, lost open spaces and increasing restrictions on their individual liberty caused by the new population explosion! This population boom was almost entirely engineered by federal forced-growth policies that are still in place. The Census Bureau states that Americans will suffer this kind of rapid congestion every decade into the future unless Congress changes these policies.”
On the 12 most important immigration categories, Ron Paul’s ratings add up to an overall stance that just barely misses warranting an F-minus, which is the grade for Obama. Paul’s F is significantly worse than the grade of former Speaker Gingrich who had previously been the worst of all Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls on immigration.
Click here to read all citations and analysis behind each of the 12 ratings for Paul.
Also, here is where you get information about how to contact Congressman Paul about his immigration positions.