Rep. Steve King (R-IA) believes President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty turns the children of illegal immigrants who are legal residents or U.S.-born citizens into “human shields” for their illegal immigrant parents.
King, who went down to the border with Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-MN) this weekend to again see the devastating impact of illegal immigration and open borders, recalled a video he saw months ago in the same area in which smugglers were rafting a pregnant illegal immigrant across the border. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, King said the pregnant illegal immigrant was “processed most likely with asylum” and “now she’s probably had the baby.”
King told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that Obama’s executive amnesty announcement on Thursday means that “anchor babies will be an automatic human shield for the mothers and fathers of the anchor babies.” Obama granted executive amnesty and work permits to the “parents of children who are either U.S. citizens or legal residents.” Those born in the United States are automatically U.S. citizens.
The Iowa Rep. also accused Obama of having gone to “Orwellian liars school” after listening to Obama’s executive amnesty announcement. King laughed in disbelief that Obama actually claimed that criminals will be deported in the same speech in which he essentially ordered federal immigration agents to break the law by not deporting criminals who entered the country illegally and those who overstayed their visas. King said “it will take us weeks to unravel” Obama’s “blatant collage of lies,” including the claim that illegal immigrants who are given executive amnesty will not get any public benefits.
“It’s pretty clear that the president does whatever he thinks he can get away with,” he said, noting that Obama does not think he is restrained by his oath of office or the Constitution.
King said that Congress should censure Obama and at least “constrain this president on the spending side” by using Congress’s power of the purse to prohibit federal funds from funding Obama’s executive amnesty. He also applauded Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) suggestion that Congress should block all of Obama’s appointments so long as the executive amnesty is in effect.
He said Obama’s ultimate motivation is to turn “Hispanics into a monolithic voting bloc that will loyally vote for Democrats.” King claimed that Obama’s executive amnesty is a “purely cynical move” that seeks to document “undocumented Democrats” while dividing Republicans and fracturing “our constitutional republic” and the rule of law.
King said Americans have been “commanded by history to defend the constitution” and reject Obama’s executive amnesty that undermines the rule of law but said impeachment should be considered as an absolute last resort.
In July, King called on Congress to start impeachment proceedings if Obama went forward with his executive amnesty.
“From my standpoint, if the president [enacts more executive actions], we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives,” King explicitly said in July on Breitbart News Saturday. “That’s my position and that’s my prediction.”