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    Rep. Steve King Is ‘Very Disappointed’ About Trump’s Inaction On Amnesty

    EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Steve King Is ‘Very Disappointed’ About Trump’s Inaction On Amnesty

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    Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King is disappointed with the Trump administration due to inaction on former President Obama’s executive amnesties.

    The immigration hawk told The Daily Caller Thursday that he’s even starting to “wonder” if he and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly “may not share opinions on the rule of law” when it comes to amnesty.


    President Donald Trump ran for president calling for strict immigration enforcement and said he would immediately end amnesty programs for illegal immigrants. However, hundreds of people receive amnesty every day.


    King told TheDC that he is “very disappointed on the lack of action” from the White House on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Over 750,000 people have received amnesty from DACA since 2012 and implementation by DAPA was held up by a court decision.


    Trump could end DACA and DAPA through an executive order, and said on the campaign trail he would “immediately terminate” them. Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta previously told TheDC that he wasn’t worried about Trump’s inaction so far on the issue, but King said “every day this has been a violation of the Constitution.”

    The Iowa congressman said he brought it up with Trump three weeks ago and spoke to him about ending the amnesty programs. However, he has no confirmation of anything in the works. King said that “everyday they are complicit it is harder to resolve,” adding, “is [Trump] going to force us to go back to court again?”


    Trump’s rhetoric about amnesty since taking office has been noticeably soft. He said at a February press conference that “DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me.” Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has defended Trump possibly letting DACA recipients, also known as DREAMers stay, saying that deporting “kids” wouldn’t reflect well on the White House.


    But 31-year-olds could have received DACA in 2012.

    King wrote in a recent op-ed that deported DREAMers could go home and help their countries of origin much like members of the Peace Corps.


    The Iowa congressman also spoke to TheDC about his worries that Congress won’t fulfill other parts of Trump’s immigration agenda.


    The president signed executive orders to temporarily halt refugee admittance, but these have been blocked by federal judges, so over 10,000 refugees have been resettled in the U.S. since Trump was inaugurated.


    Rep. King told TheDC that he has not had “nearly enough” discussion with congressional leadership to advance legislation that would implement Trump’s agenda on refugees.


    King is a co-sponsor of H.R. 80, which was introduced before Trump took office. This legislation would halt refugee resettlement until Congress passes a joint-resolution allowing it. The Iowa congressman said that he met with his staff this week to discuss putting forward new legislation that would address the admittance of refugees.


    The Hill reported Sunday that House Republican leadership is aiming to push back funding for the border wall to avoid a government shutdown, and The Washington Post reported Wednesday that DHS has laid out plans to ramp up immigration enforcement — they just need more funding.


    The Iowa Republican told TheDC he’s “not too confident” that Congress will appropriate the proper amount of funds needed for immigration enforcement. The wall is estimated to cost around $20 billion, and Trump’s call to hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could cost $3 billion, according to a DHS assessment.


    Rep. King said not building the wall would be a “major failure” for Congress and the Trump administration as they need to respond “to the American people.” “We have an obligation to get those resources in place so the president can fulfill his campaign promise,” King said.


    He added that he would label people against the funding as wanting Trump to “fail.”


    The congressman said eventually there will be funding for the wall, it’s just a matter of when. King said, “clearly some in our leadership aren’t as enthusiastic about this as I am.”


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    How about your HR 140 Bill, Representative King? That's 750,000 anchor babies every year you don't pass your bill to end this travesty. How's it doing? You introduced it on January 6, 2017, you should have already gotten that puppy out of the House, over to the Senate, the Senate should have already passed it and gotten it to the President's desk by now, and Trump would have already signed it into law. We could all be scratching that mess off the list as: FINISHED, OVER, NO MORE, DONE.

    I appreciate the preoccupation with what Trump is doing, but once in awhile it seems to me, people need to ask themselves "what am I doing"? Your bill HR 140 to stop this crazy anchor baby business is a much higher priority than ending deferred action for DACA's. Anchor babies are citizens as things stand now, thousands born every day, citizens for life, their children citizens for life, they get Medicaid, they get food stamps, they get it all, for generations eternal. So to me, your anchor baby bill passage is a priority that you need to focus on.

    When you have time of course, in-between worrying about who is working in Trump's office and what he's doing with a deferred action program that's going to expire this summer.
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    President Donald Trump ran for president calling for strict immigration enforcement and said he would immediately end amnesty programs for illegal immigrants. However, hundreds of people receive amnesty every day.
    Yep, the DACA applications are flooding in. All those eligible for DACA want to get their applications in before the new amnesty DREAMER bill gets to President Trump for signature. The new bill, submitted by Sen. Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Graham (R-SC), is called the BRIDGE Act.
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    Judy, please do not attack Congressmen Steve King on our boards again.

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    Judy wrote (excerpt):

    How about your HR 140 Bill, Representative King? That's 750,000 anchor babies every year you don't pass your bill to end this travesty. How's it doing? You introduced it on January 6, 2017, you should have already gotten that puppy out of the House, over to the Senate, the Senate should have already passed it and gotten it to the President's desk by now, and Trump would have already signed it into law. We could all be scratching that mess off the list as: FINISHED, OVER, NO MORE, DONE.
    The bill has been referred to a congressional committee. Unfortunately they move at their own pace, not Steve King's. It's out of his hands for right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
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    The bill has been referred to a congressional committee. Unfortunately they move at their own pace, not Steve King's. It's out of his hands for right now.
    Yeah, I'm sure that's true, but for the record, Steve King is a majority member of the committee it's been assigned to which is the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Chaired by Bob Goodlatte from Virginia. So I hope all our supporters like Steve King and many others on that committee can push it forward, it's a very important bill that would solve a lot of problems. I think our window of control of both chambers of Congress and the White House is short, so we need to pass it out of the House and Senate as soon as possible so President Trump can sign it into law. We'll have mid-terms next year and who knows, and another Presidential election 2 years after that. This needs to happen now, very soon, seems to me, while we're trying to pass new health care bill and tax reform, because all these anchor babies and all the baggage that goes with them is a drain on both our health care and tax systems.
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    There is so much fakenews out there that at times I will read something and take a wait and see attitude. Once such article I read recently fell into the birther arena. What caught my attention was the argument being reviewed as to whether Obama qualified to be president. The argument concerned the Amendment 14 and Amendment 19. Remember in American history woman had limited rights. The right to vote was not given to woman until Amendment 19. Nationality rights were reserved to the man. A child took on the nationality of the father. Was this right changed and given to the mother under Amendment 19? To have the rights of a "natural born citizen" does the father decide the nationality? The article said that this argument is now being reviewed. I don't know if this is true, but it is an interesting argument.

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