Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Come From a 'Violent Civilization'

"If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you’re going to have more violence right? It’s like pouring hot water into cold water, does it raise the temperature or not?" King said at the rally.

Think Progress reports that King's claim is "geographically nonsensical," as Chile (one of the largest countries further south in South America) has a lower ratio of car theft, punitivity, homicide, and rape than the U.S.

The Iowa Congressman's argument comes at a time when more Republicans in the House are beginning to show support for providing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrations presently undocumented in the U.S.