“Border Patrol, this one’s for you,” tweets congressman
There aren’t many things that are more disgusting than a baby with a blow out diaper, or a small child puking from the stomach flu, or a kid with gooey boogers hanging from their nose. Topping that level of grossness is hard. Unless of course, you’re Congressman Steve King and you have a Twitter account.
The Republican congressman from Iowa is exponentially more nauseating than a kid who picks their nose and eats it. King was particularly vomit-inducing when he tweeted a photo of his frothy beer in a frosty mug earlier this week. King was ceremoniously and heartlessly toasting Border Patrol for kicking a young man out of our country. A young man who was living in the United States with “DREAMer” protections and had a seemingly bright future here.
“First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this one’s for you,” King wrote in his caption.
The young man King is referring to is 23-year old Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, who had a job picking fruits and vegetables in California fields while also pursuing a degree in welding, according to The Washington Post. He was 9 years old when he came to the US.
Montes applied for protections under the “DREAMer” program – a beneficiary of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and was granted them. This means he’s allowed to live in the US legally. According to his lawyers, Montes’ last application would’ve protected him until 2018.
News of his deportation broke this week even though it happened in February. Montes is one of the first dreamers to be deported by President Donald Trump. His deportation violates the protected status undocumented people brought into the US as children are expected to have, according to immigration advocates and lawyers.
Montes is living with relatives in Mexico right now, but told USA Today, “Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen. I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen.”
Montes was walking to a taxi station in Calexico, California when a Border Patrol agent stopped him and requested identification. Montes told them he had accidentally left his wallet in a friend’s car and had no ID with him and no way of proving his status as a “dreamer.” Within hours immigration officials physically walked Montes across the border to remove him. Montes’ lawyers have filed a lawsuit on his behalf demanding information from the federal government about his removal.
The “valedictorian” part of the tweet comes from an earlier comment King made in 2013 where he argued undocumented immigrants “aren’t all valedictorians” and that “for every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds” with “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” as the San Francisco Gate pointed out.
King has quite the past in making inflammatory remarks that are flat out reprehensible. He tweeted out this gem about a month ago where he praised Geert Wilders, who is a Dutch politician and white nationalist.
“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Apparently, by “our civilization” he means “white civilization.” Let’s be perfectly clear on that point.
Beyond Twitter nonsense, the Iowa representative made headlines when he expressed his opposition to birth control, calling it “not constructive to our culture and our civilization.” And of Planned Parenthood’s over-the-phone patient care he said he thought they’d be used to provide “robo-Skype abortions.”
You know what I’ll toast to? The day this guy is out of office.