Illinois Senator Dick Durbin joined Iowa Senator Tom Harkin at an immigration reform forum in Ames, Iowa on Friday. The event took place in the district of Republican Congressman Steve King. Durbin says that it's time for Republicans to take action on the issue.
King angered many with controversial comments last month on illegal immigrants, and Durbin said as soon as he heard the words he knew he had to come to Iowa. The Senate has passed the "Gang of 8" immigration reform bill co-sponsored by Durbin and Harkin, but the House has not yet taken action.