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Steve King: DREAMers Arenít All Valedictorians, Many More Are Running Drugs (Updated)
Roll Call ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain

Posted on 07/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT by kristinn

Updated 7:26 p.m. | Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Steve King Tuesday for saying last week that children who were brought to the U.S. illegally don’t deserve “amnesty” because they’re not “all valedictorians.”

South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy called the remarks “reprehensible,” while Florida Democrat Joe Garcia argued they were “beneath the dignity” of a member of Congress.

The Iowa Republican told the conservative website NewsMax that he is sympathetic to the situation in which many undocumented children find themselves. But he said those so-called DREAMers are not all created equal.

“Some of them are valedictorians — and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents.

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

King said until there is some way to tell the difference between the “innocent ones” and those who have been “undermining our culture and civilization and profiting from criminal acts,” no one should advocate for “amnesty.”

During a Tuesday House Judiciary hearing on finding a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrant children, Garcia denounced King’s comments while the Iowa Republican, a fellow panel member, sat in the room.

SNIP

“Did you hear his five minutes?” Gowdy asked a scrum of reporters of King’s hearing statement. ”He took one line from my opening statement about a remedy that lasts a lifetime and lectures me about the rule of law. I was a prosecutor for 15 years.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Iowa; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dreamact; florida; immigration; iowa; joegarcia; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; randsconcerntrolls; southcarolina; steveking; treygowdy
The truth hurts. Go Steve King!
1 posted on 07/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

It is not cool to tell the truth in Obama’s Amerika.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: kristinn

Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.

Michelle Bachman explained it. ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse.NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call congress.

Tell them to stop all Amnesty or immigration bills.they are all trojan horse bills. some will promise border security that will never be enforced anyway.

Bachmann explained it . The House will write a border security bill only . then in conference the senate will add the virus and then bring it back to the house. then the conservatives won’t vote for it but democrats will all vote for it so then they only need 10% of republicans to pass Amnesty and the virus that will destroy America. so any bill at all will be added the virus . so best thing is for Boner to not let any immigration bill at all come out of the House. that is the only hope . call boner and the members of the House.

Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036438/posts

call congress . no bill at all from the House

and of course boner must not bring the Senate bill for the House to vote on. no senate bill, no border security bill from the House .nothing


3 posted on 07/23/2013 5:31:59 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: kristinn

Once they get amnesty they get to go ahead of more qualified non Hispanic and non Caribbean candidates to college.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kristinn

Trey Gowdy starting to show hints of his betrayal to come. He always had said “tough” things, but remember he is good friends with Lindsey Graham, and had made noises about “compassion” for illegals when talking to “evangelical” advocates for amnesty.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 5:36:34 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: All
Steve King from the Newsmax article:

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"The members who are standing up and opposing amnesty are the ones who are keeping their oath of office and adhering to the rule of law — and they understand what happens in a civilization if you reward people for breaking the law, you get more lawbreakers," King tells Newsmax.

More broadly, the congressman says the immigration debate has created three groups of supporters in the United States.

"First, there are the elitists," King begins. "Elitists see that they should have access to cheap labor to clean their homes, mow their lawns, and take care of their gardens. The second group is Democratic power brokers. They see a tremendous advantage to the Democratic Party that turns us into a one-party system if they do what they're trying to do with the Gang of Eight bill in the Senate.

"And the third group is those employers of illegals who benefit from cheap labor at the expense of the taxpayers who are subsidizing them through welfare programs. If you want to support the elitists or Democratic powerbrokers or employers of illegal labor, then support of the Gang of Eight, listen to Grover, listen to Karl Rove," King says, referring to the GOP strategist, who also supports immigration reform.

"If you want to defend the Constitution, the rule of law, and preserve a better destiny for the United States of America — where individuals can make a living with their hands, their backs, their minds, standing on their own two feet — then stand with me."

6 posted on 07/23/2013 5:36:38 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

God bless Congressman Steve King.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 5:41:22 PM PDT by Waryone (Anyone who advocates excusing Rubio's lying, traitorous behavior is GOPe.)
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To: kristinn

Tomorrow, this will be the LEAD story for “Commentary” magazine’s daily email newsletter.

They will rip Steve King a new one for shooting his mouth off.

“Commentary” magazine describes itself as, “The bold, influential voice of Conservative opinion.”

Actually, their political specialty is 24/7 RINO assault against every Conservative who says anything even slightly controversial.


8 posted on 07/23/2013 5:45:55 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: kristinn

The Supreme Court has chiseled on the wall these words from Jesus, “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32)

The House should have these words: “Truth shall not be spoken here”


9 posted on 07/23/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: montag813

Hopefully he gets sick of DC and returns to prosecuting.

He is wrong about Steve King though. Many Republicans less conservative than King are against amnesty because it is a big scam. King is more likeable than Gowdy, Ryan, Priebus and Rubio.

There was no Tea Party in 2006 or 2007 and a lot more RINOS in the west and northeast and there was still enough Republicans to stop it. Cotton is in the center of the new GOP.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 5:52:38 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kristinn

>>King said until there is some way to tell the difference between the “innocent ones” and those who have been “undermining our culture and civilization and profiting from criminal acts,” no one should advocate for “amnesty.” <<

I use a version of this myself in discussions.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 5:54:33 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies, is always by my side.")
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To: kristinn

I like Steve King. He was the one that told that me that “deemed” was dead during the KILL THE BILL rally in DC to try and stop Obamacare.
He was perfectly at ease in the crowd.


12 posted on 07/23/2013 5:54:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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13 posted on 07/23/2013 5:55:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: kristinn

Go, Steve.

Keep the truth out there over the Republicans shilling for Zuckerberg.

Screw you, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Goodlatte, Paul, Gowdy, et al.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 6:12:01 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: kristinn

Amnesty?...
i.e. MAke illegal aliens LEGAL and they are not illegal anymore..

To wit; is legally passing a camel thru a needles eye..
or sticking your head so far up your ass you could gargle America the Once beautiful.. or yodel the Mexican National Anthem..


15 posted on 07/23/2013 6:13:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: kristinn

Ninety-four illegal immigrants held in Mexico, including 19 Asians..The entire group, which included seven minors, is likely to face deportation proceedings...Mexico enforces their immigration laws and deports quickly..
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-mexico-migrants-20130723,0,7391845.story


16 posted on 07/23/2013 6:26:03 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: kristinn

There is a percentage of “Impoverished” and “Disenfranchised” young people who have been squandering the public’s college education coin for decades. They sign up for the loans they’ll never pay back and the grants and scholarships and milk them for years, taking and flunking remedial classes until the cash cow runs dry. In spite of the opportunity and boost up they are given, they never graduate or get a decent job, and they blame it all on “institutionalized racism,” because it must exist since they’re just not getting ahead. The college assistance scam is just “post-graduate” welfare for the 18 and older crowd who’ve aged out of TANF. Sure, there are those who buckle down and make a go of it, but many don’t.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 6:58:25 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: kristinn

Really, Gowdy?

I give up.


18 posted on 07/23/2013 7:15:22 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: kristinn

There is that fraud Gowdy trashing the folks fighting amnesty ,

Gowdy is a traitor and trying to marginalized King to ram thru amnesty .


19 posted on 07/23/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: montag813

Did you hear his poor blueberry picker whine last week.

The website Vdare warned that Gowdy was a amnesty traitor last month.

Gowdy packed his little committee with one side .
The LaRaza victim or machine. And excluded any other voices.

He is the worst kind of traitor.
That whole IRS sideshow is a tired distraction to ram they amnesty.
He had some staffers here today astroturfing for him.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 7:36:35 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: kristinn
I wish Americans had elected officials who cared as much for us as they do illegal immigrants. All three branches of our government, as well as our clergy, have given us the middle finger over this issue. These people think it more important to reward the children of those who broke our laws, than it is to keep the, “one time only”, amnesty promise of Reagan.

I don't care if these children are all valedictorians. They should take the education their families stole from the US taxpayers and go home to improve their home countries.

The advocates for these people want us to believe that many of them don't even speak the language of their home country. That's a lie. If they don't understand their native language, how do they communicate with their parents?

The advocates want us to believe these people know little about their home country. That's a lie. Their parents have taught them far more about their home country, than they could have taught them about this country before they brought them here. Their parents didn't seem to care that their children would be uncomfortable in a strange country when they brought them here. They are far better equipped to function in their home country now, than they ever were to function here when they came.

Our elected officials are not going to do anything to end illegal immigration. They don't want it ended. If they did they would end birthright citizenship. Birthright citizenship is the whole reason we have this problem. The number of “anchor babies” who have been born here over the last thirty years has grown so large they now have the power to sway our elections. The fourteenth amendment was never meant to give citizenship to the children born here to foreigners.

Illegal immigrants don't do jobs Americans won't do. They do jobs Americans on Welfare should be doing. Why, with all those on government assistance, would our government even think about, not only legalizing millions of low skilled workers already here, but bringing thousands more in.

I believe it is the citizens of this country, those who built it and the progeny of those who fought and died for it, who should decide who comes here and who doesn't. Those who came here illegally have already shown complete disrespect for us. Why should they be rewarded for it?

I believe our population is large enough. I'd like my grandchildren to enjoy clean air, clean water and beautiful parks. If we continue down this road of uncontrolled immigration, my grandchildren will have to live in a third world cesspool.

21 posted on 07/23/2013 11:04:31 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: sickoflibs

What I mailed you about.


22 posted on 07/23/2013 11:57:31 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I see.

He is calling anyone who we think is crossing the border a dreamer, lots are drug runners, versus those small % who Obama certifies as a dreamer in his exec temporary amnesty order .

But as we have seen Obama is deporting many criminals and those being catched coming across, but not the others of them living here all over US.

Yep, GOP better learn to do better,


23 posted on 07/24/2013 12:21:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Ninety-four illegal immigrants held in Mexico, including 19 Asians.

I wonder what they mean by Asians? In many countries, Asian refers the Middle Eastern Muslim.

24 posted on 07/24/2013 9:30:25 AM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: All; DungeonMaster

All I heard this morning on the news was how Steve King said “offensive” things about immigrants.

In fact, as I suspected, what he did was speak the truth our politically-correct culture doesn’t want to hear.

Congressman Steve King remains by far my favorite man on Capitol Hill and Iowa’s greatest gift to the nation.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: kristinn

Rep. Trey Gowdy has made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t care about America just the cheap labor for his corporate contributors.


26 posted on 07/24/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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