Thursday, June 13, 2013

Immigration Reform Reax: DREAM Act Kids Freak Out Congressman Steve King

Posted By on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM


Congressman Steve King, the immigration firebrand from Iowa, got an unexpected visit from DREAM Act kids today. Talking Points Memo reports:

The thirty DREAMers who stormed Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) D.C. office Thursday didn’t get any face time with the conservative immigration hawk, but they stood in his office for about 40 minutes before they were escorted out by Capitol Hill police, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and telling their stories as two female staffers demanded they leave.

“We wanted to show him that we wanted to be American citizens,” Julieta Garibay, legislative affairs associate for United We Dream, the group that organized the event, told TPM in a phone interview. “We wanted to make sure he knew we were watching him and that we were angry about his actions.”

Hundreds of DREAMers, people who were brought into the U.S. as children, are gathering on Capitol Hill over the next few weeks to confront politicians and make sure the proposed immigration reform bill does not get watered down—specifically a provision that would allow families separated by deportation to be reunited.

King was one of their big targets. He proposed an amendment that passed the House last week aiming to reverse President Barack Obama’s order allowing Homeland Security officials to delay deportations of young undocumented immigrants.

Although the protesters say King was not present at the time, he immediately tweeted that “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.”

Southern Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva replies:


Poor Steve King. When Dreamers come to his office to address his attacks on them, he calls them invaders and hides under his desk.

Don’t be afraid, Steve. They’re just like you. They love this country. They want the American promise to be available to everyone.

Talk to them, Steve. You’ll learn something about the United States.

TW's look at the immigration bill here.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Oklahoma!

A Timeless Broadway Classic for the Whole Family! Loaded with iconic music, comedy, and romance, this production… More

@ UA Crowder Hall Thu., June 29, 7-9 p.m., Fri., June 30, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Sat., July 1, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. 1020 E. University Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Trial Over TUSD's Mexican American Studies to Begin in Tucson June 26 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Look At All These Great Movies Coming Up This Week! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. 'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Grand Glazed Opening (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Quick Bites: Wings of Desire (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation