Ronald Ernest Paul (born 20 August 1935) is an American libertarian retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012.
As a right-wing congressman having some less politically correct libertarian views on some issues, he gained some interest also among some of the non-libertarian politically incorrect more generally.
Recent views on mass immigration have largely reflected typical libertarian views. In 2016, he wrote: "How to tackle the real immigration problem? Eliminate incentives for those who would come here to live off the rest of us, and make it easier and more rational for those who wish to come here legally to contribute to our economy. No walls, no government databases, no biometric national ID cards. But not a penny in welfare for immigrants. It’s really that simple."
- Ron Paul on Immigration http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Ron_Paul_Immigration.htm
- Ron Paul Sums Up His anti-Wall, anti-Mass Deportation Views on Immigration https://mises.org/blog/ron-paul-sums-his-anti-wall-anti-mass-deportation-views-immigration
- How to Solve the Illegal Immigration Problem http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/september/05/how-to-solve-the-illegal-immigration-problem/