Est. May 2008

27 July, 2013

The Truth Hurts Sometimes

Well, Representative Steve King (R-IA) said something the establishment didn’t want him to say, apparently; they’re all over him over a statement he made concerning illegal aliens who entered this country while they were still minors.  He made it during an interview with NewsMax news, and, well, here it is:
”Some of [the illegal minors] 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.”
’The act’ is the KIDS Act, which is designed to give amnesty to all minor illegal aliens, including the drug-mules Rep. King is talking about.

Well, the firestorm from the Democrats is expected; after all, they’re looking toward the legalization of 11 million (or up to 20 million, depending on your sourced) illegal immigrants who came here from Mexico (since Hispanics traditionally end up voting Democrat, you can see their reasoning – 11 to 20 million brand new voters, don’tchaknow?).

The astonishing thing (well, at least astonishing up to about 5 or so years ago) is the outrage from the Republican elites, like John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Karl Rove, and others over Rep. King’s remarks:
”I strongly disagree with his characterization of the children of immigrants and find the comments inexcusable.” Eric Cantor

“There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language. Everyone needs to remember that.” John Boehner

“Irresponsible and reprehensible.” Raul Labrador (R-ID)
There’s just one problem: Representative King’s facts are correct: both Matthew Boyle and Tom Tancredo tell us about an article, published in the Christian Science Monitor, which discusses the fact that “In 2012, 244 minors faced drug-smuggling charges in the Tucson sector.”  This is also backed up by the Administration’s own agencies – the DEA and ICE:
”[C]hildren between the ages of 11 and 17 are being recruited by Mexico’s drug cartels to smuggle narcotics and work as spies, the Mexican press reported Sunday, citing information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Immigration and customs Enforcement, or ICE.”
That’s one of the things about truth – it tends to bite you in the butt when you’re not careful.

Sources (below the fold):

Newsmax: Rep. Steve King Slams Norquist Over Attacks on Immigration
Christian Post: Republicans Condemn 'Hateful' Remarks About Unauthorized Immigrants From Fellow Republican Steve King
Daily Caller: Steve King is right about the KIDS Act
Breitbart: Exclusive: White House, GOP Leadership Ignore Facts to Attack Steve King

Links within links:
Christian Science Monitor: Along key stretch of US-Mexico border, more kids running drugs ICE: Number of Young Drug Mule Arrests Rising
Fox News Latino: Mexican Cartels Using Children to Smuggle Drugs into U.S.
HuffPo: Mexico Children Used As 'Mules' By Drug Gangs

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