During a CNN appearance on Monday night, immigration hardliner Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suggested that undocumented immigrants who received protection from deportation under Obama-era programs for people who were brought to the U.S. as young children should snitch on their parents in exchange for amnesty.
After host Chris Cuomo pointed out that about 95 percent of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are either in school or working, King argued that’s not enough, saying, “I want them to respect the rule of law… either they or their parents didn’t respect the rule of law.”
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Cuomo pushed back, asking King, “they’re just supposed to turn themselves in 10 years later when they realize how they got here? You think that is what America’s about, congressman?”
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