Julia Hahn, Breitbart, March 14, 2016
With Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s presidential hopes diminishing as his personal demons catch up with him–from his relationship with billionaire Norman Braman to his role in pushing Obama’s amnesty–the donor class seems to be turning its eyes to John Kasich’s last stand in Ohio.
The hope seems to be that a Kasich win in Ohio will not only deny GOP frontrunner Donald Trump delegates, but will also create a new vehicle for arriving at a contested convention.
Below are just some of Kasich’s most bizarre and radical statements on immigration, which have flown under the radar.
1) “God Bless” Illegal Immigrants
Illegal immigrants are a “critical part of our society,” John Kasich told the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last October. “For those that are here that have been law abiding, God bless them,” Kasich said–arguing that illegals “should have a path to legalization.”
2) “I couldn’t imagine” enforcing our current immigration laws: “That is not . . . the kind of values that we believe in.”
On the GOP debate stage in February, Kasich told millions of American voters that enforcing the nation’s immigration laws is not “the kind of values that we believe in.”
“I couldn’t even imagine how we would even begin to think about taking a mom or a dad out of a house when they have not committed a crime since they’ve been here, leaving their children in the house,” Kasich said. “That is not, in my opinion, the kind of values that we believe in.”
3) Kasich likened deporting the illegal population to Japanese internment camps
“To think that that we’re just going to put people on buses and ship them to the border–look at our World War II experience where we quarantined Japanese–I mean it’s a dark stain on America’s history,” Kasich said in November.
“We shouldn’t even think about it,” Kasich said of the “nutty” idea:
“I don’t know many people that believe we should deport 11 million people–just because people shout loud doesn’t mean they’re a majority. I think most Republicans would agree that you can’t deport 11 million people. We shouldn’t even think about it. What are you going to do? Break their families up?”
8) Kasich would enact amnesty within his first 100 days.
In last Thursday’s CNN debate, Kasich told voters that he would enact the largest amnesty in U.S. history within his first 100 days in office. “For the 11 and a half million who are here, then in my view if they have not committed a crime since they’ve been here, they get a path to legalization. Not to citizenship. I believe that program can pass the Congress in the first 100 days,” Kasich said.