Rod Blum talks DACA, welfare reform at Dyersville manufacturing plant visit

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DYERSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Republican Congressman Rod Blum talked about DACA and welfare reform Thursday while touring a manufacturing facility in Dyersville.

Congressman Rod Blum tours Dyersville Die Cast on Thursday, January 25, 2018. (Allison Wong/KCRG-TV9)

He talked to employees and city leaders at Dyersville Die Cast.

Blum said he'd only be in favor of a solution for DACA if that's packaged with other immigration reform.

For him, that includes appropriating money for a wall along the US and Mexican border, ending so-called chain immigration and ending the Green Card Lottery.

Blum said he doesn't expect so-called Dreamers to be deported.

He also said he would like to see welfare reform by fixing the so-called welfare cliff by "waning" people off government assistance.

"As they make more money we're not penalizing them, that we're taking away a little bit of federal aid and they're making more money so they're overall getting ahead," he said.

Blum also said he fights to drain the swamp in Washington.

He says he wants to impose term limits on members of the House and Senate, but that it's hard to do when other members don't support it.