Steve King: Immigration Reform Will Bring Violence ‘Into A Less-Violent Civilization’


Rep. Steve King (R-IA) launched another attack against immigration reform Monday evening at a “Stop Amnesty” rally in Richmond, Va., saying immigrants from Latin America would bring violence to the U.S.

“If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you’re going to have more violence right?” King said to the less-than-anticipated crowd of 60, according to Politico. “It’s like pouring hot water into cold water, does it raise the temperature or not?”

Politico reported the Iowa firebrand also said that the further south one goes in Latin America, the more violent the societies become. King’s comments follow those he previously made about young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. when they were children, describing them as drug mules with “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”