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Steve King On Trump's Immigration Plan: "I Support That Plan"

"I can say that if I have to take it all as a package or none of it I like all of it as a package, under those conditions. "

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Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa who has been outspoken in his opposition to illegal immigration, endorsed over the weekend Donald Trump's proposal to remove undocumented immigrants, end birthright citizenship, and build a wall on the Mexican border (that Mexico will pay for).

"Well, I read the Trump proposal that came out I believe on this past Sunday and I recognize much of what was in it and in one place or another I've introduced legislation, brought an amendment, authored legislation that reflected a good number of the principles that he had in his immigration plan," King said in a local press interview uploaded to YouTube Sunday. "So I support that plan. And I can say that if I have to take it all as a package or none of it I like all of it as a package, under those conditions. "

King said he supported Trump's call to end birthright citizenship.

"We need to put an end to it. Donald Trump sees that, as do I think a number of the other candidates," said King.

"I'm glad for Trump's policy," King said of Trump's call to build a wall on the border. "I think there are others out there that are pretty close to the same place he is. He put it in print first and I'm glad he did."

Here's the video:

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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