Sunday, July 28, 2013

Anti-Immigrant in the Heartland: Rep. Steve King, DREAMers, and "calves the size of cantaloupes"

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Outspoken opponent of immigration reform, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) generated controversy last week and a rebuke from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) for the following comment:

"'We have to do something about the 11 million. Some of them are valedictorians.' Well, my answer to that is ... it's true in some cases, but they weren't all valedictorians, they weren't all brought in by their parents. For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another hundred out there, they 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 has responded to the critics on his House website, blaming immigrants for crime and stating "The political establishment has seized King's comments as an opportunity to try to paint him as unfair to immigrants."

 

 

KJ

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