Washington (CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul is once again making waves, this time for saying he opposes citizenship for U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants.
In an interview posted Wednesday on RT.com, a Russian television station that broadcasts in English, Paul said he favors modifying current law.
"We are the only country I know of that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen," Paul said. "And I think that should stop also."
Paul, a Tea Party movement favorite, captured the Kentucky GOP primary last week, defeating establishment candidate Trey Grayson.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizenship to individuals born in the United States, but Paul's position is not an unpopular one in Congress.
Legislation referred to as the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, a bill that has 91 co-sponsors, would modify the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent U.S. citizenship for individuals born to undocumented immigrants.
Paul campaign chairman David Adams confirmed to CNN that Paul stands by his comments.
Paul also suggested that immigration policies favored by Democrats are politically motivated.
"I'm not opposed to letting people come in work and labor in our country, but I think what we should do is, we shouldn't provide an easy route to citizenship. A lot of this is about demographics," Paul said. "If you look at new immigrants from Mexico, they register three to one Democrat. The Democrat Party is for easy citizenship for allowing them to vote."
On his campaign website, Paul explains his position on immigration in terms of incentives and subsidies.
"I realize that subsidizing something creates more of it, and do not think the taxpayer should be forced to pay for welfare, medical care and other expenses for illegal immigrants. Once the subsidies for illegal immigration are removed, the problem will likely become far less common," Paul says.
I guess for Rand it is "if they ain't white, they ain't right." Poor man, I wish he would get out of politics and leave that to sane ethical, moral people. Oh wait, this is America. Never mind.
The Gift that keeps on giving.
Why didn't the Native Americans think of this one?
This idiot is more fun to watch than Palin!!!!! Dumb,dumb,dumb,dumb................DUMB!!!!
It is about time that immigration rules change in this country. By allowing babies born in this country to illegal immigrants we are encouraging more illegals to break our laws an enter illegaly.
The first thing that illegals do when they enter our border is to have babies thinking that this way they will be able to stay in this country and eventually gain citizenship.
Mexico immigration laws are much stricter than ours but they expect to welcome every illegal that crosses into our country.
All states in this country should wake up and follow the Arizona immigration laws.
And why would this make waves? The 14th Amendment needs to be changed, the creators never envisioned the trash currently invading our shores. Deport the anchor spawn, along with their parasite parents!
Rand Paul has it right, time to end this foolish practice.
Mr. Paul, illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare,medi-care. Please explain" other expenses. You seem to be a straight shooter... Don't embellish. By the way most new immigrants are minorities and tend to vote Democratic, no suprise to a thinking person.
So now the tea gaggers want to change the very document they claim to cherish?
Guess racist Rand's next suggestion will be to "modify" the Constitution's amendments that freed slaves and gave women the right to vote! Just give this clown enough rope and he will "lynch" himself come election day.
Just what the republikkklans need, another rube wanting to take away the rights of American citizens and doing by changing the Constitution..
But I as a Dem personally love the new poster boy for the tea baggers,
it only goes to prove that "tea bagging" was the main occurrences at the Tea Parites, they certainly were not discussing the merits of the Constitution.
I don't know about my "brows" raising, but the corners of my mouth are certainly raising, forming a smile. Dr. Paul, sounds good to me! Is this country done cutting it's nose off to spite it's face? Only the most manipulated imbeciles in this country are aghast when truth and reason are spoken.
Someone should tell Rand Paul, Mexican's and Native Indian's . . . ARE THE ONLY LEGAL PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY!
Rand, perhaps the 3:1 preference of immigrant children for the Democratic Party is a function of the Dems better reflecting the values and interests of working people?
This guy is David Duke with a brain.
Talking to Russian media? ...and you call Obama a SOCIALIST!
The reason, Mr. Paul, that immigrants choose the Democratic party is that they more closely follow the intent of out founders. Freedom and oportunity.
The Republicans on the other hand are for no personal freedoms and for the "ruling class" of the stingy, wealthy, old white male elite to dominate all commerce at the expense of the rest of the populace.
Fear, war, lies and intolerance........ that's what Republicans have shown themselves to be over and over.
Not shocked that the tea party is backing this racist. The group's lack of condemnation is deafning
Go Rand go!
Crossing our borders illegally does not give the offspring of aliens the right of citizenship. Rather, it makes their children criminals just like them! So close the borders, deport all the illegals including their children. They're parasites on our society. It's time for our elected officials to proclaim that the U.S.A. is not a free-for-all for the rest of the world.
Rand Paul for President!
Keep digging, Paul. Apparently, you're just as crazy as your dad, and not as smart.
How's that teabagger thing workin' out for ya?
The GOP is so focused on the immigrants themselves, and not the REAL problem: the companies that bring them over here. Border security will not matter when you have corporations who profit when they give false documents to illegal immigrants. The GOP is too tight with Agribusiness and the Meat Packing industry to admit that they are the BIGGEST reason that illegal immigrants make it across the border at all.
Paul's position makes perfect sense to me; however, when was the last time "common sense" made sense in politics?
What makes this guy an American? If it is not his birthright, then what else is there? Idiot 'a foolish or stupid person'.
Hey, it's Rand Palin again!
can someone please call BP to plug THIS national disaster.
The 14th Amendment itself does not guarantee citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. A Supremee Court ruling based on the 14th Amendment holds that.
I can't see anything is wrong with this comment. Go to check what happens in other countries, capitalist, european semi-socialist and China communist countries.