When you think they can't get any more horrible, the Republicans always manage to surprise. In this case, I'm speaking of abomination and House member Steve King.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told ABC News today that he thinks a new push to grant Haitian refugees temporary protection status -- allowing them to live and work in the U.S. legally -- is a political move by immigration activists.
Ah, okay. Well, that's kind of fucked up. You're politicizing a horrible tragedy by acting like others are politicizing it. Scummy move, for sure, but it's what we've come to expect from your kind.
He also suggested that it may be better to deport Haitians, so they could contribute to the relief effort there.
Um. Holy fucking shit. Hey, here's an idea. You know how that island was just decimated by an enormous earthquake, has no functioning government, it's people are living on the streets, starving and injured, and is basically ruled by gangs? We should send them a bunch of poor people to help out.
"Illegal immigrants from Haiti have no reason to fear deportation, but if they are deported, Haiti is in great need of relief workers, and many of them could be a big help to their fellow Haitians."
Maybe we could also send them some Darfur refugees while we're at it.