It Appears Anti-Immigrant / Tea Party Rep. Steve King is happy with the Boston Bombing Slowing Legal Immigration Effortsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 16, 2013, under Legal Immigration Reform
It is a known fact that Rep. Steve King is no fan of immigration reform.
He is using a national tragedy to stop progress of legal immigration reform even though we don’t know who the bomber is. For all we know, this could have been a domestic terrorist attack likened to the Oklahoma City Bombing or the Centennial Park bombing.
Progress must not stop in support of legal immigration reform because this is something that should have been addressed years ago. Legal immigration is a major step forward in the security of our Nation because we need to pull out people from the shadows of society and we need to document those who are here now. Bottom line: We need to know who is here and once we document individuals, they can help us target the real criminal element such as the murderers without fearing deportation if they report suspicious activity to law enforcement officials. We are happy to hear the Boston law enforcement agencies are working as fast as they can to achieve justice.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told National Review that Congress “should be cautious about rushing immigration reform, especially after Monday’s bombing in Boston, where three people were killed.”
Said King: “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa. If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.”
He added: “We need to take a look at the visa-waiver program and wonder what we’re doing. If we can’t background check people that are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where.”