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Steve King: Aliens Invaded My Office

The "brazen," "illegal alien" variety, he tweeted.

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20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office. Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law.

Steve King

@SteveKingIA

20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office. Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law.

King, who previously compared immigrants to dogs in comments that made it to YouTube, has been staunchly anti-illegal immigration and opposes the bipartisan "Gang of 8" immigration reform legislation being debated in the Senate.

This is who showed up to his office. They were activists from United We Dream, protesting his sponsoring of a bill to cut funding for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, enacted by the Obama administration.

I just wanna give @SteveKingIA a hug and make him some chicken adobo. Shake all that anxiety out of him.

Jose Antonio Vargas

@joseiswriting

I just wanna give @SteveKingIA a hug and make him some chicken adobo. Shake all that anxiety out of him.

But King wasn't done.

#Gof8 You promise border security. How, when we can't secure Congress from Obama amnesty? Schumer, McCain, come guard my door.

Steve King

@SteveKingIA

#Gof8 You promise border security. How, when we can't secure Congress from Obama amnesty? Schumer, McCain, come guard my door.

Arizona Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva responded to King's comments.

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“Poor Steve King. When Dreamers come to his office to address his attacks on them, he calls them invaders and hides under his desk," Grijalva said in a statement. “Don’t be afraid, Steve. They’re just like you. They love this country. They want the American promise to be available to everyone.

Grijalva urged dialogue. “Talk to them, Steve. You’ll learn something about the United States.”

Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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