WASHINGTON, D.C.óToday, Congressman Ted Poe issued the following statement condemning Rep. Steve Kingís recent comments implying that most of the children of undocumented immigrants are drug runners, not valedictorians.

ìRecent comments implying that Hispanic children brought to America by no decision of their own are thugs and criminals are malicious, despicable and destructive to the ongoing dialogue on immigration. Those who oppose any efforts to fix our broken immigration system are supportive of what we have nowóde facto amnesty. This small, ill-advised group does not speak for me or the rest of the conservatives.ì