By Cathy Burke
Immigration hawk Rep. Steve King says he’s “very disappointed on the lack of action” by the Trump administration to stop illegal immigration.
In an interview with the Daily Caller, the Iowa Republican said the White House hasn’t kept its promise to undo the Obama-era executive orders protecting illegal immigrants – the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” which has protected over 750,000 from deportation since 2012, and “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans,” which was held up by a court decision.
“Every day this has been a violation of the Constitution,” he said of the executive actions, adding, “Every day [the Trump administration is] complicit it is harder to resolve… is [Trump] going to force us to go back to court again?”
King also said he’s “not too confident” Congress will appropriate the funds needed for immigration enforcement – and that not building the border wall along the nation’s southern border would be a “major failure” for Congress and the administration.
“We have an obligation to get those resources in place so the president can fulfill his campaign promise,” King told the Daily Caller.