DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Fourth District Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, praised President Donald Trump's policy that places children of suspected undocumented immigrants in detention centers, away from their families. He also argued those children may be better off in these circumstances than they were before.
King told TMZ, "There's nothing cruel about this. These are children that are cared for with better care than they got in their home country. They get everything they need. They get a warm, comfortable place to sleep. They get medical care, like a lot of kids in this country don't get. They get three squares a day. They get exercise, fresh air. And I don't know how you can ask for more than that."
The flood of illegals stops ONLY when the people accepting them stop accepting them. #NoAmnesty Illegal aliens of all ages will continue to pour across our borders until substantially more are deported than the number of those who arrive seeking amnesty.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 19, 2018
While King complimented the president's policy on separation, the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann criticized it.
We are a nation of laws, but separating families is just bad policy. It's cruel and unfair to the children. There's a lot that needs to be done - I’m confident that POTUS and Congress will come together to resolve this issue as soon as humanly possible.
— Jeff Kaufmann (@kaufmannGOP) June 19, 2018