Last updated on: 9/5/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Steve King Biography

Title:
US Representative (R-IA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I believe we only encourage illegal immigration by discussing amnesty for the 12-20 million illegal immigrants living in the United States today. I adamantly oppose amnesty, regardless of the guise under which it is presented. Amnesty pardons immigration lawbreakers and rewards them with the objective of their crime—citizenship.”

“Immigration,” steveking.house.gov (accessed on Sep. 5, 2017)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Representative (R-IA), 2003-present
  • Chairman, Conservative Opportunity Society
  • Member, US House Agricultural Committee
  • Member, US House Committee on Small Business
  • Member, US Committee on the Judiciary
  • Member, St. Martin’s Church (Odebolt, IA)
  • Member, Iowa State Senate, 1997-2002
  • Owner, King Construction, 1975-2002
Education:
  • Attended Northwest Missouri State University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @SteveKingIA
  • Born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on May 28, 1949
Quoted in:
  1. Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?
  2. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?