Rep. Steve King: If you grant amnesty, you can never enforce immigration again

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On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who is leading the gang of 70 House Republicans planning for a showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over the immigration bill congressional leadership is trying to push through by July 4.

“Steve King is another guy under attack, because he is part of… a gang of 70 that understands that any bill on amnesty that is going to be passed, no matter how good it looks in the House will have to go back for reconciliation,” Glenn said. “They will strip all of the good things out of it and add all the bad things from the Senate that John McCain, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the president all want that will be reconciliation, then the Republicans will all vote against it in the House, but it will pass and you will have amnesty.”

While TheBlaze exclusively broke the story of the 70 House members yesterday, so far we only know the identity of three of the Congressmen – Steve King, Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Glenn is eager to release the names of all the Republicans that have chosen to stand up against the bill, but because of the political threat these representatives will face, Rep. King has not yet decided whether or not the names will be made public.

“At this point, I am of the opinion that I don’t want to release them for fear they might be targeted as well,” Rep. King explained. “And yet, if they get released, we’re going to defend those folks as much as we can.”

Next Wednesday, June 19, in Washington D.C. there will be an open forum that will feature “border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.” The debate is slated for 9AM to 12PM and then again from 2PM to 5PM. In between, members of Congress will join with an already-planned Tea Party rally against the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.

“We need orderly demonstrations here in the capitol. Part of our First Amendment rights are orderly demonstrations,” Rep. King explained. “And we’re going to stay within the ethical guidelines and do it as a press conference, but it is going to be the longest press conference likely held in the history of this Congress, and we want to have an open dialogue.”

“So I ask people, yes, come to Washington, be there present at the press conference, be respectful, listen, learn, weigh in when you can,” he continued. “I think that we’ll be able to project this message out through all the media, including C-Span, if they will cover it, and let the people in America understand that when – if you grant a legalization process, the ultimate result is amnesty, if you grant amnesty, you can never promise that you can enforce immigration again ever.”

Rep. King made some news yesterday when he tweeted “20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office. Obama’s lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law.”

“Who were these people and what happened,” Glenn asked.

“Well, I don’t know,” Rep. King responded. “They were a group that are self-professed dreamers as they call themself, brought into the United States by their parents and so it wasn’t their willful act, and they came into the office about 20 of them, about, you know, our office is busy. We schedule sometimes three meetings simultaneous and take them in different area, they fill the office, there was no room for people to come and go. They refused to leave, and so that went on for, I think, according to their tweets, 40 minutes, and then the Capitol Hill police arrived, and asked them to leave. And so the Capitol Hill police antenna was pretty good, but they were wearing graduation gowns and mortarboards. I just thought it was very disrespectful and when with you get to the point where people that are by law directed to be placed into deportation proceedings, if they are so brazen that they will fill a member’s office and then demand that we legalize their illegal activity, you know, there’s something about mercy. If you look through the Bible, mercy is not the province of the civil government. It’s the province of God and mercy is always accompanied by repentance. Saw no sign of repentance yesterday. It was a demand. And that’s what we are dealing with. If we can’t secure the doors to my office, if we can’t secure the doors to a Congressional office building, how in the world does John McCain and Chuck Schumer think we’ll secure the borders?”

The ramifications of this immigration bill could prove to be dire for both the future of this country and the future of the congressmen who are choosing to stand against the legislation. But Rep. King reiterated that a vigilant and informed public is the best and most effective weapon.

“Effectiveness in Congress will be marginalized and diminished at minimum. It’s possible we could use committee positions and gavels an those thing, but the best protection we have for standing up for the Constitution and the American dream is the support of the public and I know that if I’m going to be bold and strong, I have to have a nationwide fundraising network in order to be independent from the dependency of the party and I need to have a national media presence, so that if they come after me, America will know it and Americans need to step up and defend,” Rep. King explained. “It’s about the cause. It’s about the principle. For me, easy path to follow. You can show up and vote and fold he the directions. The other is follow your conscience, keep your oath of office that requires an active public as vigilant as you ask your members of Congress to be.”

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    If amnesty is granted, then our nation is finished; the progressives will have won and the Democrat Socialists will have one-party rulership for as long as they wish.

    • Anne Caluwaert

      I have been saying the same for ages. it will turn the republican party into a Pink Elephant.

    • greywolfrs

      Wrong, there will be another Civil War.

      • Anonymous

        Come and get some fuckface

        • greywolfrs

          Oh sticky chin, poor deluded little kid.

        • Anonymous

          Beware of what you wish for “cretin”…

    • jen

      There will always be republicans for sure – they will always be tied to dems as they have always been.  repubs and dems are partners for life – don’t lie about it.  republican party is also a socialist/communist party entirely  – and most conservatives support this philosophy.  you want to help divide and conquer america in helping obama/bush.

      focus on your country and not soley on the dem party to pick on.  your support of repub party is equally a cause of destruction – as you know.

      • ken.

        go libertarians!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Glenn where is the “secret document” you fukkin liar

  • Anonymous

    You are so right “snowleopard”

  • Anne Caluwaert

    Nuff Said!

  • Anonymous

    It did not work when Pres. Reagan granted amnesty and it will hurt this nation now.  Why not grant them workers permits?  I understand that many of the illegal immigrants work for farms.
    Therefore, we do benefit having them here.  But, do not give them a green card, because this would reward them for braking the law.  Switzerland has many temporary workers during the tourist season.  They all have to leave after the season is over.  Give the illegals some kind of document for identification so we know how many are in this country and it would help them
    to come back legally over the border when their work is required.  Make a law that anchor babies do not automatically become US citizens.  What is wrong with these politicians?  Are they unable to see that the laws of this country must be upheld or this nation will become a third world nation where corruption rules, not the law?  Germany brought in a lot of Turks because they needed cheap labor, they are still having problems with integration and other difficulties because the politicians were not far sighted enough to contemplate what would happen in the future.  I can understand if a country brings in people who will bring knowledge or other attributes.  But, these people must show that they can take care of themselves or have sponsors, who will help them in the beginning  But most illegals bring with them only poverty, they are unwilling to learn the language and do not assimilate, like immigrants did a long time ago.  Wake-up America!   

    • Diana Hedin

      What you are proposing has been done before. Since the border does not have a “secure fence” they will continue to cross. They also come across through the ocean. I bet many people don’t know that American citizens use their boats to pick them up and they get dropped off anywhere within our shores.

      • greywolfrs

        Here’s a thought, we do NOT need 75,000 troops in Germany and that many in Japan,  bring half of them home and put them on the southern border with orders to shoot anyone N bound. Bring two battle groups home and have them patrol the waters on either side of Mexico, have them board all boats heading N and search them, if there are illegals, arrest them and confiscate the boat. After they arrest them, finger print them and retina scan them, then inform them if they are caught in the US illegally they will be executed, then ship them back.

      • Anonymous

        Even with a secure fence how can we protect 19,924 km of US Coastline?
        There must be a better solution to the immigration problem. 

        • greywolfrs

          Two battle groups…

        • Anonymous

          Go after the employers idiot

      • Anonymous

        I bet you are too stupid to know most of them take a plane

  • greywolfrs

    No Amnesty! No immigration reform!
    So, these mofos cross our border illegally and we are expected to do something about it? They are right we should do something, we should round them, finger print them and retina scan them, then inform them if they are caught here again they will be executed, just before deporting them.

    • Anonymous

      Hey Grey how you been ,my brother we have talked many times I lived not far from ya you always told me that the weather is there and you live in a target rich environment   that’s never going to stop you know it just like I did your post’s here seem like your  becoming quite frustrated I know the thought of ever moving on has always been out of the question if it gets to much my Cali brother I can tell you of a different style of life that reminds one of the freedom us Californians let slip right thru our hands and we never caught it until it was way down the road. if your a Father YOU have a great one tomorrow God bless 

      • greywolfrs

        Happy Father’s day to you also.

  • Anonymous

    Ask yourselves. For how long has Mr. Beck warned and explained to anyone that would listen that:.
    The progressives will marginalize first congress then the Senate and after that the WH is in complete control and if you or anyone thinks there are going to be elections that actually mean something and have any effect your are sadly fooling your selves. The WH will as it already is doing today completely ignore “The People”. Just look at how they are dealing with Benghazi, news agencies such as AP, Fox the reporter in St Louis. The IRS, the NSA and now the FBI and the CIA all of them do not seem to know “nothing” or “I did not know”, “I was not informed” and the best one of all: IT IS ALWAYS SOME ELSE’S FAULT!!! or those so called responsible are now being fired or parked out of eye sight, demoted or retiring, Yeah right!
    Forget it people they are in complete control already and no matter how much protesting and exposing of the facts Fox, The Blaze and others are doing it is to late and if you do (maybe not if you are a personality) you will be defamed lose your job or the IRS,FBI and other shady untrustworthy agencies will stand on your doorstep as is being done already all over the place! There are many, many examples, good luck USA.
    Oh and if you believe the guy in Hong Kong is a spy for China believe you me the Chinese have better sources (and for a lot longer period of time) than some 29 year old that exposed spying on AMERICANS by the NSA and other  agencies not military secrets for Pete’s sake

  • jalina susan stutte

    Napolitano should be arrested for treason, tried, and lined up in front of a firing squad. It would set a good example for those who will not enforce the law of our land.

    • laura

      Personally I’d like to drag her behind my car, zero to 60 in 3 secs.

  • Anonymous

    It is muslims that are coming into our country – Obama knows this that is why he is not securing  our borders.  We are probably through anyway, the Republicans and Christians are not standing up for their beliefs and doing the right thing.  We will probably have to take the matter into our own hands.  I am getting sick and tired of having so many heads of the departments testify – what good is it doing.  They are just spending money that we don’t have and using a lot of time.  Nothing accomplished.  

  • Anonymous

    Congress already promised never to have another mass amnesty in 1997. That promise has lasted for 16 years. That’s why our government has no credibility. Republicans have spinelessly gone along with our national erosion. Hope they enjoy the third world barrio they’re  creating. I would think they’d get tired of running from one gated oasis to the next.

  • Anonymous

    In the words of the Mexican President to any illegals in his homeland .
    Dummy can’t say it right : but he sure has the right idea
    We just get a dummy.

    • Anonymous

      We need a Media that report ALL THE FACTS,  meaning every network STOP the slant and tell the People what is happening along our borders.  People in Vermont and Wisc.,do not get the News from the borders of the southern states.  Put pressure on the media’s advertisers to DEMAND better reporting.  Tell the advertisers you will not purchase their product.  Time for all the truths to be told.

  • Kay Crawford

    Millions of new democrats on the dole from our paychecks..

  • Lorele Beverland

    I can’t go to Washington for the press conference but I can spend time from emailing/calling all the senators and representatives from now until I am done. I am so disgusted with our elected “representatives” .  Have they been in Washington so long that they are disconnected with the people of America. No they don’t care about us just the political machine. For those of us who cant go to Washington let’s call email and jam up the Senate and House phone lines for the next 3 days. (I hope they catch my phone call, cuz if they come to visit me they’ll get an ear full). Here’s the lists of representatives and senate. I didn’t capitalize on purpose (they have lost my respect)


  • Pamela Peltonen

    Come out libertarians and unite with us!

  • Anonymous

    In reply to critten,  It is my understanding that through e-verify the employers should already check for legal status.

    But, I need to get something else off my chest.  I noticed that several people, including you, use
    derogatory remarks, if someone disagrees or has different thoughts than your own.  This shows
    very low class, indeed, or does it make you feel macho to use foul language?  I guess you are just in the business to malign people which shows nothing more then malevolence not intelligence.  I guess your Mom must be very proud of a son like you, Critten.  Maybe, she should have washed out your mouth with soap more often when you were a child.  Seems you did not do a lot of growing up since then.
    Don’t write back, your comments are not worth reading!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Grace is the giving to you by God what you do not deserve.  Mercy is the withholding by God of what you do deserve.  God is good at this; man not so much.

  • Pachy Serrano

    Look at this Latino-phobia going on in the GOP and the conservative movement. Keep it up bullies ’cause we will pay you back in the next elections and beyond. People like Rep. King are the ones who tell their children . . . “son don’t hang out with those brown folks, they are not good for you” or even worse . . . “if you marry one of those damn mexicans, we are done with you”. He is so ignorant and anti-Christ like. Shame on you Iowa for voting this punk in.

  • Anonymous

    But, but, but… if it truly doesn’t matter who gets the credit, why can’t we reform immigration?

  • Anonymous

    Third party

  • Anonymous

    “If you look through the Bible, mercy is not the province of the civil government.” 

    Rep. King gets it!  This is the first person I’ve encountered besides myself who has made this assertion.  God commands judges to judge JUSTLY.  We should be looking for JUSTICE from the civil government, not mercy.  Mercy is an abrogation of justice.  Now, individuals can extend mercy–in fact we who know the merciful Lord should always be ready to do so.  But judges who extend mercy to criminals are abdicating their responsibility and doing an injustice both to victims and to the larger society.  That’s why Jesus said we should settle with our adversary BEFORE we come before the judge–because we might not necessarily want justice (getting what we deserve); we might greatly prefer mercy!  And He was obliquely referring to God as the Adversary.  We have the opportunity to settle with Him before we stand before Him in judgement.  We should take that opportunity, because His judgement WILL be just.

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