(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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[Pages H2077-H2078]
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                           IMMIGRATION REFORM

  (Mr. KING of Iowa asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. KING of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor here to announce 
that the Senate released their Gang of Eight immigration bill sometime 
around 2:45 a.m. this morning. It didn't take very long for the secret 
group in the House to release their support for the bill. They had 
time, apparently, to analyze the 844 pages that are in this bill.
  I've had time to analyze a little bit of it. Mr. Speaker, what it 
says is this: they want to instantaneously legalize everybody that's 
here in America illegally, with a few exceptions, in case they decide 
to enforce the law against them.

[[Page H2078]]

  That doesn't satisfy them, Mr. Speaker. They even want to legalize 
the people that have been deported and sent to their home countries and 
bring them back to the United States. If that occurs, 11 million to 20 
million becomes at least 30 million people.
  Because we have what they call a ``de facto'' amnesty now, it is, in 
fact, literally amnesty now, and making that promise is going to start 
another rush over our borders.
  We must restore the rule of law.