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Congressman Steve King Right on Illegal Immigration… Again

Rep. Steve King
Principled limited government constitutional conservative Congressman Steve King of Iowa has been taking heat from the Republican establishment, especially the House Republican leadership, for his comments last week about the so-called DREAMers, young illegal immigrants, in which he suggested that many of them were drug mules.

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” King said in an interview with Newsmax.

King is a big boy, so he is perfectly capable of defending his choice of words in this matter.

What we are interested in is the Republican establishment’s insistence on blanket amnesty for the so-called DREAMers, which in order to work requires Republicans to make them into a new class of secular saints.

Which they aren’t.

But might there be a valedictorian or two among them?

There have been young illegal immigrants who excelled in school and we know, because it hit the newspapers, that one young illegal immigrant in Miami was the valedictorian of her high school class back in 2012.

However, we don’t know anything about or even who the potentially millions of others are who might qualify for some Republican-sponsored iteration of the Dream Act.

We know who the relative few who have applied for Obama’s “prosecutorial discretion” program to allow them to stay here legally are, or at least who they say they are.

In fact, no one knows exactly who most of these young illegal immigrants really are, who might qualify for Dream Act-like legalization, how they got here, who brought them and under what circumstances.

And this is where the so-called Dream Act and similar proposals run smack up against hundreds of years of American law and legislative tradition – because our system is designed to gather evidence and weigh the facts about individuals, not groups, so we don’t do blanket amnesty, at least until now.

And that was Steve King’s point.

You may not like the way King put it, you may disagree with the details of his analysis, but the fact remains that blanket amnesty for the so-called DREAMers will grant amnesty to many more gang members than it will valedictorians – it is just reality that the percentages say one kid in a class can be the valedictorian and dozens can and will get in trouble.

Steve King was right, and absent some plan for weighing the fitness for citizenship, on an individual basis, of millions of young illegal immigrants the DREAM Act, or any Republican iteration thereof, remains a bad idea.

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Illegal Aliens

King has it right, and those Republicans who emotionalize over the children of the illegal's, who brought their kids here without our permission, have their heads in the sand and are out of touch with reality.
Taking children from their homeland's and subjecting them to the physical and emotional stress of a strange environment, in a different country and culture is by its very nature child abuse, especially when they are told repeatedly to avoid contact with the police because they are all here illegally.
Breaking our immigration laws and possibly those of their native lands too makes them criminals and they should never receive a reward for breaking our laws. They should all be encouraged to go home to their native lands as their presence in the USA serves only to create more job competition for our own families and children. Financial encouragement to leave should consist of receiving one year( 12 months) of welfare payments delivered to a bank in their native land where they must go to receive it.

They need to go

Boenher, Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan all need to go. They need a conservative challenger next year.

Ohio, Virginia, California, Wisconsin. You listening!