Iowan Steve King is one of eight U.S. House members who are speaking out today in opposition to the immigration reform bill backed by the group of Senators known as the “Gang of Eight.”
King, a Republican from Kiron, says the Gang of Eight proposal is not a solution.
“People think that they’re trying to somehow shape a way to solve the immigration problem. Well, remember how you could simply solve the lawlessness problem if you abolish all the laws and you wouldn’t have the lawlessness problem anymore?,” King asked. “That’s essentially what they are doing with this bill.”
King says people are starting to realize the bill is not just a little tweak or adjustment to immigration law. “It is almost total and complete amnesty. It legalizes everyone who is here illegally, everyone who has been deported from the United States, and everyone who could come into the United States afterwards, there’s a promise that they could be legalized too,” according to King.
King says nothing will be done to stop the inflow of illegal aliens. “They say that they are going to secure the border, but we’ve seen those promises since 1986. I can tell you that Barack Obama has no intention of securing the border. But he does have an intention of getting a political gain out of this amnesty bill,” King says.
“What’s amazing to me is how so many Republicans don’t understand what I’ve just said. King is leading a news conference in Washington, D.C. today where he will speak out on the bill along with the other seven congressmen.
The others who are joining King are: Congressman Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama, Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana, Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona, Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas.
By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City