Iowa Republican representative Steve King has given his support to the immigration plan proposed by controversial presidential nomination candidate Donald Trump. King says he agrees with the plan, which includes putting an end to automatic birthright citizenship and constructing a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
King claims that many of the policies in Trump’s immigration plan are similar to those he has personally tried to push in the legislature, which in his point of view makes Trump the leading candidate when it comes to the issue of immigration reform. “No industrialized nation, except Canada, has such a policy,” King notes. “Of course, we’re the country that has absorbed so much, so we have to put an end to it. I think Trump is right to embrace a bill that ends automatic citizenship and birthright citizenship.”
Trump also wants to triple the number of border officers, make it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to enter the United States, and deport those who overstay their US visas. King claims to be encouraged by the stand the real estate magnate has taken on ‘anchor babies’ ‒ children allegedly born in the US entirely to give relatives without citizenship leverage to remain in the country.
King went on to say that while Trump has attracted much criticism in some quarters, there is a reason why he is so popular in the polls and is currently considered the Republican front-runner.