Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:11 AM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Rep. Steve King Denounces ‘Aggressive And Outrageous Amnesty’
BENJY SARLIN 10:54 AM EDT, THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2013
Count Rep. Steve King (R-IA) out of immigration reform.
"The Gang of Eight's bill is aggressive and outrageous amnesty," King said in a statement. "It is instant legalization of all illegal immigrants in the United States, with very few exceptions. It contains only promises: the promise of a plan for border security, of a backup plan for the border security, and of workplace enforcement in the form of making E-Verify mandatory. What makes anyone think President Obama would enforce any future immigration laws when he has violated his own oath of office to take care that the laws be 'faithfully executed'?"
He continued: "I expected this from Democrats who have long understood their brand of more taxes, more borrowing, and more government giveaways, and know how to sell it. It is the Republicans who should know better. Republicans who support this bill have effectively said to Americans, 'we are prepared to sacrifice the Rule of Law on the altar of misguided and erroneous political expediency'."
King is one of the most aggressive border hawks in the House, so this isn't particularly surprising, but he had shown some signs early this year that he might keep his objections a litle quieter. Clearly, that's not going to be the case. His latest statement comes two days after he tried to tie the Boston marathon bombing to immigration reform, prompting a brushback from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:17 AM
Myrina (11,897 posts)
1. ... because Iowa's SO close to the border ...
That assclown can't get un-seated fast enough for me.
Mr. "Dog Fighting is a spectator sport" Jerk from Hell.
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:49 AM
pampango (22,124 posts)
6. He has a friend in California. 'Tea party blasts 'amnesty'. "Won't vote for another republican if
immigration reform passes."
Marin residents view bipartisan immigration bill as overdue first step
Marin residents responded with cautious optimism Wednesday after introduction of a bipartisan immigration bill in the U.S. Senate.
***snip - with supportive quotes from the local Democratic congressman and several representatives of area non-profits that work with immigrants ***
Not everyone, however, was applauding the Gang of Eight's efforts. Rick Oltman of Novato, a member of the Tea Party Immigration Coalition and founder of the nonprofit Sovereignty Matters, said, "I don't believe one bit of it is sincere. I don't believe there is any intention to secure the border."
In fact, Oltman maintains that talk of immigration reform in Washington, D.C. is aimed at encouraging more immigrants to cross the border illegally to generate more potential customers for U.S. businesses.
Oltman said, "I'm talking to so many people who are saying that if the Republicans pass this amnesty they're going to vote for a third party; they'll never vote for another Republican."
And from one of the comments under the article: "And it would pump billions of dollars into securing the U.S.-Mexico border to curtail illegal immigration." - So NAFTA is going to be thrown out?" - How can you argue with logic like that?