After USBP Arrests 12-Year-Old Illegal Alien Smuggling 80 Pounds of Marijuana from Mexico into Texas on His Back, Rep. Steve King Says, "I Told You So!"

Thanks to reader-researcher RC, who writes,

Uh oh.

The dreaded “controversial” remark.

Not that it is true or anything.

Just “controversial.”

Always easy to brew up a s--t storm when you speak the truth about a member of a protected class.

Some Washington Times reader comments follow.

DMG2FUN

There was a high speed chase in AZ the other day. The criminal fleeing from police was an illegal immigrant. He had been deported ten times. I would dare to say he was hoping for amnesty.

another_engineer to DMG2FUN

Bet he was sentenced to a free college education...

another_engineer

Isn't that cute.. the open borders crowd will tell you he's doing Jesus's work and the jobs that americans won't do...........

obozo1

How is this news? These are going to be our new neighbors and overlords.

Bill Jones

Big deal, In Arizona they catch young children and teenagers trying to smuggle cocaine, heroin and meth all of the time. It happens so often that it does not even make the news.

The cartels are here folks. Wait for what happens when they give amnesty.

RecoveringLiberal

Illegals' children are used in crime frequently in the US. I was burglarized by a man who broke a side window in my home, then pushed a Mexican kid inside my home to go and open the front door to let him in. Illegals' kids also ride bikes around neighborhoods looking for people who aren't home. They then communicate with Illegal adults with whistle signals to identify prospective burglary targets.

IVDAD

Boehner would know ignorant, each time he looks in the mirror or opens his mouth.

Realist

HE WAS RIGHT.

Even the Liberal Media, who chastised him are ALL SILENT now.

That is what cowardly Hate Mongering Liberals do, when they are confronted with facts. They become silent, and slink back under their rock, until they try to gang-up on, and condemn the NEXT truth-sayer.

CONSERVATIVES UNITE, or be forever silenced by the growing Liberal Masses.

bike mike

A bully little chap

bossou

Mexico, I'm not sure our relationship is working out it seems one sided

Guy Incogneato

Just another Dreamer!!!! This kid will be given a free ride through college. Paid for by the American Tax payer.

Here's the article:

12-year-old drug smuggler reignites immigration debate

By Stephen Dinan

December 27, 2013, 10:24 A.M.

The Washington Times

The U.S. Border Patrol earlier this month arrested a 12-year-old illegal immigrant smuggling 80 pounds of marijuana from Mexico into Texas, reigniting a debate over controversial comments made by a Republican congressman earlier this year about children’s involvement in the cross-border drug trade.

Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who has called for a crackdown on illegal immigration, had said there were more young illegal immigrants smuggling drugs than there were ones who were valedictorians of their classes in U.S. high schools.

In the Texas incident earlier this month, Border Patrol agents arrested six Mexicans — two adults, two 17-year-olds, a 16-year-old and the 12-year-old — smuggling more than 300 pounds of marijuana.

“They were carrying the marijuana on their backs and when arrested it was discovered that the 12-year-old boy had the heaviest load at 80 pounds,” the Border Patrol said in a statement describing the arrest.

The adults and one of the 17-year-old children were held after the early December incident, but the others — including the 12-year-old — were returned to Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

Mr. King said the incident shows he wasn’t exaggerating his claim that children smuggling drugs into the U.S. is part of the immigration debate.

“My critics were either woefully uninformed or deliberately misinformed the public for the purpose of advancing their amnesty agenda,” he said in a statement.

He stirred up the controversy over the summer when was talking about some of the tougher cases in immigration, such as the so-called “Dreamers” — the young illegal immigrants who are generally portrayed as having been brought to the U.S. by their parents.

“Some of them are valedictorians — and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. [Actually, virtually none of them are valedictorians.] They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” the congressman told Newsmax.

Mr. King’s critics included everyone from the New Yorker magazine to late-night comics to House Speaker John A. Boehner, who called the comments “hateful or ignorant.”

Immigration advocates delivered cantaloupes to Mr. King’s office, and some started circulating a petition trying to pressure the GOP to oust Mr. King from his seat on the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee.