Rep. Steve King is asking the nation's border states to call in the National Guard to stop the tidal wave of illegal immigrants washing into the United States.
King, an Iowa Republican and a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV
that President Barack Obama has failed to do enough to stop the influx.
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"If he's not going to close that border," King said Wednesday, "then I'm calling upon the border governors to call up their National Guard, order their National Guard to the border . . . [and] seal the border.''
King was jolted on hearing that the president, after rejecting an invitation to tour the Texas border, was seen shooting pool and drinking beer in a photo-op with Colorado Gov. Bill Hickenlooper.
"It's getting harder and harder to explain these things away as being just mistakes made by a president,'' he said.
"We are a sanctuary nation and . . . he is poised to extend this unconstitutional position that allows for people to stay in America illegally until he should decide that they should go, [but] he's never going to decide that they go.
"We cannot presume that the Constitution means anything to him except an inconvenience. Neither does the law mean anything to him except an inconvenience.''
King said the president's request to Congress for $3.7 billion to help stem the border problem has a "very slim" chance of being granted.
"This is a presidential-caused crisis; he has the resources to solve the problem,'' he said.
"The president wants new money that will be borrowed from the Chinese, of course. That's the situation we're in.
"The only way you can cure this is first you've got to seal the border in. I'm convinced this president in his $3.7 billion [request has] nothing in there that will seal the border, nothing.''
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