Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will introduce a series of amendments to the Senate immigration reform bill that would position him for a potential Republican presidential primary bid, The Hill reported Tuesday.
Paul’s most prominent measure would eliminate a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants while lifting a cap on guest workers, Senate aides familiar with the proposals told The Hill. Under that amendment, to be introduced this week, employers who demonstrate need would be provided with immigrant workers while the workers themselves would have to apply for permanent residency and citizenship according to the policies of their native countries.
In March Paul laid out a plan that would allow immigrants to obtain green cards and eventually become naturalized citizens, but denied that such a plan constituted a “path to citizenship.”
The senator is also working on an amendment that would compel states to ensure that registered provisional immigrants do not vote in elections in order to receive federal election funding, according to The Hill.