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Iowa Congressman reacts to proposed immigration reforms

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Western Iowa Congressman Steve King has been outspoken on the immigration issue for years.

  He says he agrees with several of the ideas pitched by U.S. Senate members this week, including securing our borders.  However, he may differ with some on how to accomplish that.

"That means, among other things, build a wall and a fence," says King.  "It doesn't have to be 2,000 miles long.  We've proven that they work down on the border and other places in the world, so we just build the fence until they stop going around the ends. That's my standard."

King also says we need to reward those that respect our laws.

He's drafted legislation called the New Idea Act, which he believes eliminates the jobs magnet.  It would bring the IRS into the enforcement and clarify that wages paid to people that can't lawfully work in the United States are not deductible as a business expense.

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