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King: immigration bill is falling apart

Friday, June 22, 2007

Congressman Steve King said that he has "great doubt" over the future of the Senate immigration bill.

While last week many thought it would inevitably become law, he said, this week King sees momentum shifting back towards what he calls "the will of the American people."

"Americans understand this bill's amnesty would undermine our values and principles. With each new detail we read in this proposal, it becomes more outrageous. The security measures are all premised on the idea that even though we are not enforcing the law today, somehow by passing amnesty to enough people there will be no one left to enforce the laws against," said King.

The western Iowa conservative Congressman concluded, "On day one, this bill would legalize nearly every single illegal alien. Criminal aliens would be legalized if a rushed, 24-hour background check didn't turn-up a conviction. Gang members would be welcome if they only renounced their gang membership. The current law of the land, a Congressional mandate to build 854 miles of fence, would be cut to only 370 of the 2000 mile border."

Congressman King, a Storm Lake native representing Iowa's heavily-Republican District 5, is the top Republican on the Immigration Subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. He is also Chairman of the innovative Conservative Opportunity Society.

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