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june 14, 2012 • 04:34 PM

GOP Immigration Hawk Rebuffs Rubio and Rivera DREAM Act Proposals

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
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One of Congress's ranking Republicans on immigration says he will not support either of the two measures by fellow Republicans that would spare undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors from deportation.

Rep. Steve King, the vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, told Fox News Latino that measures permitting undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. reward lawbreakers.

King, who is from Iowa, said that Florida Rep. David Rivera's bill, called "Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act," or STARS - which was introduced in May - "meets the definition of amnesty."

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Elizabeth Llorente