This man -- whom hundreds of media outlets have quoted or hosted an "immigration expert" -- simply has no idea what he's talking about. It's the equivalent of having someone who contends that the sun revolves around the earth on a show discussing the future of NASA's space program.
King took his most recent anti-immigrant comments about undocumented youth straight from an old-school xenophobic playbook, and Americans interested in the immigration debate should understand the extent to which the Congressman has plagiarized the past.
For the sake of children who were brought here through no fault of their own, let's hope that Republicans pick up on the contradiction between supporting the children of undocumented immigrants while simultaneously promoting policies that would tear families apart.
Providing a path for DREAMers while promising to perpetuate and expand the policies that detain and deport their family members is insulting and shortsighted; this approach to reform does nothing to fix our current system.
Superman is an immigrant. Born on Krypton, he came to the United States with the promise of Hope -- a symbol he bears on his chest. My own parents came to this country with that same hope when I was only two years old. I am an undocumented American.
We would rather risk deportation ourselves than let the deportations of our communities in California continue. What could happen to us, if arrested, is what happens everyday without the TRUST Act in California.
Now the bill will proceed to the House of Representatives, where another fight to keep the bill from sliding too far right will begin again.
As we near the 237th birthday of this great nation, as Americans celebrate with barbeques and parades, my hope is that undocumented children will be able to see themselves as part of the fabric of what our nation is about and all of the things that make this country great.
Mexico and the United States will always share a border and it's our job to take advantage of this proximity to benefit the more than 460 million people living in North America, 94 percent of whom reside in Mexico and the United States.
In our perennial state of gratitude, my sister and I alone have contributed millions in economic and civic value to our beloved country, in addition to taxes, which we pay happily. Trust me -- we are not unusual at all. We are the norm.
We believe that the Republican Party still has a chance at redemption with our community, but first they must stop treating us like criminals.
A year after the president announced DACA, the Republican-controlled House seems not to have read -- or to have lost -- the memo on what makes good immigration policy. The House has embarked on a destructive political and policy strategy that rejects the events of the last year.
Creating a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants still hasn't cleared two formidable roadblocks in Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Like the Texas Republican Party, Cornyn and Cruz have come a long way from their relatively progressive stances of only a decade ago.
If they fail, the anti-immigrant sentiment may cement itself in a narrative for Latinos and Asians which steers them away and lasts a generation.
The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation.
While our federal leaders correctly understand immigrant youth to be success stories, our governor has made a less than clear statement.