Harkin and Durbin Take Immigration Fight to Steve King's Home State

August 1, 2013

In late July, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) made widely condemned remarks that disparaged immigrants, saying that "for every one [DREAMer] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert.” Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are responding to the comments by making the case for a comprehensive immigration policy with a road map to citizenship in King's home district in Iowa.  The two senators will be holding a round table discussion with DREAMers, farmers, students and small business owners from across the state.

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