Conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is headed to Cantor’s (R-Va.) hometown of Richmond for a special town-hall meeting on immigration reform.

While the event is actually taking place in the district of Democratic Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Dems decry ObamaCare change as new attempt at 'sabotage' MORE, NumbersUSA Virginia noted in an alert to activists that Richmond “neighbors the district of House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorFeehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI Raúl Labrador, a model for Hispanic politicians reaching higher MORE, who will play a major role in the fate of any amnesty bill in the House."

King was chastised by Cantor and other Republican leaders last month for controversial comments about young illegal immigrants. He said that for every "valedictorian" who is in the United States illegally, there are another 100 with “calves the size of cantaloupes” hauling marijuana across the desert.

“I strongly disagree with his characterization of the children of immigrants and find the comments inexcusable,” Cantor said at the time.

Cantor is working on a bill known as the "Kids Act” that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

King has repeatedly defended his remarks, arguing his description of drug runners came from spending time on the U.S. border and talking to agents there. He said he was trying to dispel the notion that all young illegal immigrants are high achievers.

“It seems as though I have a few critics out there, but those who have been advocating for the Dream Act have been trying to make it about valedictorians,” King told Radio Iowa.