Representative Steve King outrage many as he described immigrants in this country as 130 lbs with calves as huge as mellons from carrying 75 lbs of marijuana through the desert. Even other Republicans are expressing dismay with these comments.
This is the mindset we are dealing with as the country tries to deal with an immigration system that has been broken for years and, at the same time, help integrate the millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and into our society.
It has been proven time and again that comprehensive immigration reform will benefit everyone and improve the economy of the United States. Overcoming prejudice and ignorance of our lawmakers is the first step.