Steve King Is Right About the KIDS Act

Tom Tancredo, Daily Caller, July 26, 2013

Steve King has provoked the wrath of both the Democratic and Republican establishments over his statements about a proposed GOP bill that hasn’t even been formally introduced yet, the “KIDS Act.” {snip}

Like the DREAM Act, which Congress voted down on many occasions, the KIDS Act purports to help only the most sympathetic illegal immigrants, those whose parents brought them here as children. What critics do not want discussed is that such bills also grant amnesty to millions of others not so easily characterized as model citizens-in-waiting.

Proponents of these bills always trot out a few young illegal aliens who came to America as infants and later became high school valedictorians. That is supposed to suggest that most of, if not all, of the millions of illegal aliens who would be awarded the amnesty are just like those most sympathetic cases.

Representative King poked a hole in that pretty pink balloon, and for that, he is being attacked.

King stated that while “some of them are valedictorians—and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

As expected, the perpetually offended Democrats immediately expressed their outrage over King’s remarks. Obama’s press secretary called them “extremely unfortunate”, and, always eager to help Republicans win more votes, noted “They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans.”

The GOP House Leadership, which is pushing this misguided bill, also attacked King. Eric Cantor said the comments were “inexcusable” and John Boehner said he used “hateful language.”

U.S. News and World Report characterized King as saying that “most immigrants were drug smugglers,” which is not the case. King was referring solely to young illegal aliens not all “immigrants.” Nor did King suggest most illegal aliens are drug smugglers. King said that far more entered the country as drug smugglers than ever became valedictorians, which is demonstrably true.


It has been common knowledge for a decade that both people smuggling and drug smuggling are controlled by the same Mexican drug cartels. The cartels’ use of thousands of teenagers and young adults to carry loads of marijuana across the border is well known and well documented. Illegals seeking to cross the southwest border are routinely required to carry drugs across the border as a partial payment of the $1,500 price for the crossing.

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle has pointed to an article by Lourdes Medrano entitled, “Along key stretch of US-Mexico border, more kids running drugs,” published just last week in the Christian Science Monitor. Medrano reports that “In 2012, 244 minors faced drug-smuggling charges in the Tucson sector.”


The fact that there were nearly 400 minors arrested in just one of the eight border sectors in the last 18 months—to say nothing of the young smugglers who have avoided detection—suggests that King’s ratio of smugglers to valedictorians may be in the right ballpark.

{snip} What he suggested is that a law written so broadly that it gives benefits to two to four million illegal aliens merely because they entered the country as teenagers will inevitably give those benefits to hundreds of of thousands of individuals who first entered our country as drug smugglers.


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  • MekongDelta69

    I saw his interview on TV and was amazed (and pleasantly surprised) at the amount of candor he put forth.

    Does it go as far as AmRen and Vdare readers would like? No, but for a politician, it’s pretty forthcoming.

  • Spartacus

    “Eric Cantor said the comments were “inexcusable” and John Boehner said he used “hateful language.”


    These two must be voted out of office ASAP .

    • Romulus

      Cantor is tribe and Boehner has been intellectually and racially compromised by his Mudshark child. He probably feels he has no choice now but to be PC or risk political suicide.

      • Manaphy

        And Don’t forget the two traitors John McCain and Lindsey Graham. The former is radical open-borders “whacko bird” who is probably currently experiencing the first stages of Alzheimer’s due to his severe lack of judgment and digression, while the latter (Goober Graham, as Mark Levin calls him), is a man who lives in McCain’s shadow, always following him around and supporting every measure that he does, while simultaneously struggling to maintain his IQ within the double-digits. It is a shame that this man sits in the seat once held by Strom Thurmond.

        • Romulus

          McCain’s got a brotha from another mutha in his house as well. Nauseating!! I heard a rumor that Lindsay is a little light in the loafers. Any truth to that?

      • mobilebay

        Don’t understand the reference to Boehner’s child. Did I miss something? Would appreciate knowing the info. Thanks.

        • Romulus

          McCain,boehner,and Corbett’s children have blacks married into the family.

          • mobilebay

            Thanks, Romulus. That fact would certainly “color” their thinking.

  • Luca

    When discussing illegals, the Right wing must walk on eggs shells, use hand-picked words, carefully crafted sentences and wear kid gloves.

    The Left-wing may spout bold-faced lies.

  • Puggg

    I don’t need any more than the fact that Eric Cantor is pushing it to know that it’s an open borders mess on the rug.

    You know, politicians and dogs are a lot alike, and one way in which they are is that an ideal to train them both when they mess up is a lot alike. When you’re trying to housebreak a dog like me, and we make a mess on the rug, you rub our noses in the mess we made then whack us on the hind end. Likewise, when a politician is being an obnoxious open borders traitor, you rub his nose in the immigration mess he made then whack his hind end out of office. Voting him or her out by itself isn’t enough, you have to make it clear that immigration treachery won’t be tolerated, otherwise the political class will get the wrong message. If one is successful, then nobody will touch immigration in the open borders direction for generations, it will become a third rail.

    • RisingReich

      Yup. Jew Cantor is now saying that illegals are the new ‘Jew’.
      What a joke.

      Hey Whitey? Tired of this yet? Now you will be made the equivalent of Hitler re-incarnated if you should as much as object to what is tantamount to a hostile invasion of your country.

      Let me repeat – if you object to mass-immigration, you are as good as an SS officer lining up 7 decrepit Jews in a line to see how many heads one bullet will go through. You are as good as a Warden supervising the gassing of ‘millions’.

      You are no better than The Devil himself if you object to your own extermination….so says the Tribe.

      • Romulus

        Other posters and I have discussed the tribe in great detail and depending on how the dialogue is worded can get your comment deleted. It happens everyone I try to redirect readers to prof. Kevin MacDonald’s website. Im might be better off just giving a list of the right books to read or instructing western history that lies outside the accepted norm.

        • Sick of it

          That’s why my comments are more obscure at times.

          • RisingReich

            I’m tired of beating around the bush, I’m tired of being obscure. Facts are facts. This one was pretty easy to identify, and hard to argue with, so I took the opportunity.

            Nothing more, nothing less.

          • Sick of it

            I understand the frustration, but one moderator in particular likes to make things go away. Much like that kid in the Twilight Zone.

      • Puggg

        I have to cringe at this notion that the New York Times peddles that Mexicans are the new Italians.

    • MBlanc46

      Once in awhile a grass-roots rebellion against an incumbent congressman will work. But it takes millions of dollars to run for Congress, and you can rest assured that Mr. Cantor’s vote for cheap labor for the economic elite will ensure that his campaign is very well financed.

  • The KIDS Act. This is just an appeal to sympathy.

    People need to be educated regarding their tactics.

    • Non Humans

      Any cute little acronym will do.

  • bigone4u

    Since I was once featured in a news story linked on the Drudge Report and read by millions, with my writings twisted, distorted, and deliberately misinterpreted by Cultural Marxists, I sympathize with Mr. King. Telling the truth when it runs counter to race realism, sex realism, and educational realism will get you demonized every time. By the way, the death threats directed toward me lasted a couple of years, so I hope King has a bodyguard.

    • Non Humans

      Funny how the libtards are all about liberation and freeness, yet they are the ones who threaten extreme violence when anything is said contra to their beliefs. Ironic and immature that they run against their own grain so easily.

      • Sick of it

        Nothing ironic about it. Look at history to see what they really support. They are the ‘might makes right’, ‘let’s kill everyone who disagrees with us’ crowd.

  • Greg Thomas

    Here we go again with another treasonous bill intending to give amnesty to “KIDS,” who
    in turn, will sponsor their illegal invading parents. I wish our government
    would work as hard on behalf of American citizens as they do illegal invading mexicans.

    • Non Humans

      The American Government will never work for the true Working, Tax-Paying American for so long as libtarded dumbocrats are in charge. Their immature and childish charge in life is to label everything as unfair or raaycisss, or both.
      Through irresponsibility they seek to ensure fairness, which has never been a guaruntee in life. Through institutional robbery they provide a living to those who refuse to earn one by forcing it off of the backs of those who do, though living has never been a guarantee on this earth.

    • MBlanc46

      Work cheaper and they might.

  • libertarian1234

    After all the bluster it looks like the GOP leadership in the House is ready to pass comprehensive legislation on immigration.

    Any package they come up with is going to be hammered into oblivion when the two bills go to committee. The Senate will probably get what they want.

    This House leadership and the Karl Rove types have got to go if the GOP is going to continue to exist as a viable political party.

  • IKantunderstand

    Look, NO more immigrants. Period. No legal, no illegal. No more. We already get plenty of immigrants who overstay their visas. We don’t even go after them. I know, I know, that the elites prefer to think of this country as just an address, and I am being sucked into this mindset, because let’s face it, who wants to fight for a country that consists of Arabs, and Hindus, and Chinese, and Hmong, and Vietnamese, and Somalians, and God knows what else? I don’t. I refuse. Those people are not my people. Those people will never be my people. We already know that the media makes fun of patriots. Our government is committed to allowing in all races and ethnicities, and religions. What can they expect from this sewage? If you answered nothing, you would be correct. By the way, that is exactly the answer they were going for. The bottom line for these fascists is no borders, no rights, no freedom. They are winning! I personally feel NO loyalty to this country anymore! NONE! MY GOVERNMENT HATES ME AND ALL MY FELLOW WHITES. They HATE US. It is time we HATE them back. We need our own country, or, we need to kick some a$$. Come on! This is our country! This is our culture! Blue grass, country, square dancing, line dancing, halloween, Valentine’s day, barbecue, ferris wheels, roller coasters, elevators, telephones, televisions,computers, and EVERYTHING. And if you would like to point out the contributions of White non-Americans, go ahead. Our American being had its genesis in White Europe. Please, do not point out to me that some of our holidays have their start in Europe. Of course they did! We Americans are European, in our bodies,DNA and soul. We American Europeans thrust off the shackles of European servitude, and foraged our own path. We did this this as White people. So, why wasn’t it possible that Africans, etc., were unable to shed their own shackles without White help? Why are we allowing ourselves to be shunted into a category called “racist”? We are allowing this to happen? The first thing we must do, is to categorically deny that the word “racist” has any power. Because, it no longer does. It’s a catchall word. Muslims use it. It’s meaningless. Every word we use has been redefined: “equality”, “racism”, “nationalism”, “illegal immigration”, “family”, “marriage”, nothing is as it was. This is horrific, this is the antithesis of Western civilization. Which is exactly their goal. They are within years of accomplishing the demise of our civilization and our way of life! Are we just going to sit back in our Laz e Boys? Are we just going to allow graffiti to pass for artwork nowadays? Are we going to accept “twerking” as the replacement for ballet? Is “rap” the new form of music to replace Beethoven? They want us to think this is progressive. This is the newest thing. No it it isn’t. This stuff is crap. The graffiti hurts my eyes, the dancing is primitive, (the complete antithesis of western civilization) and the so called music? OMG. This is not music. This does not even come close. No, what this is, is African percussive traditional “music”, but with obnoxious “lyrics”. There is no melody, as Whites developed and understand it. No, what “rap” and “hip hop” are merely a riff on primitive African drum beats, coupled with obscene lyrics and obscene dancing(twerking) which I believe must be some sort of primitive mating dance. And Whites are succumbing, they are emulating this lifestyle. Why? Because this is what the main stream media is feeding our people. We are losing the culture war.We must counter this crap. Do we have any rich people to finance a movie? A T.V. series? I know there are race realists out there who could write pointed, but humorous dialogue.

  • IKantunderstand

    NO AMNESTY. No more immigrants. Ever. Our economy can’t handle anymore dumbasses. We have enough stupid people who are homegrown. What are we to do with the dumb people in our society as it becomes more and more technological? The bottom line is this:As the world advances technologically, there will be less and less need for manual labor. These people will be excess humans. Think about it. What will happen to the “excess” humans?

    • MBlanc46

      You might not want them, but there are entire industries that want them.