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Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

DREAMers Refuse To Be Silenced By Citizens United And Iowa’s Steve King

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at … Continue reading »

Is The Iowa Caucus Just for Billionaires?

DREAMers Refuse to be silenced by Citizens United and Steve King DES MOINES — Today at 5:30pm central, national immigrant rights leaders along with Iowa advocates are holding a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates that the undocumented community will not be intimidated … Continue reading »

ICYMI: DREAMer Asks: What Happened to the Party of Lincoln?

Iowa DREAMer Challenges GOP on Immigration As the New York Times reported last week, the Republican Party has increasingly lurched to the right on immigration, following the lead of anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and the most hardline faction of Congress. Monica Reyes, a DACA recipient and co-founder of Dream Iowa, lives in Steve King’s district.  Over … Continue reading »

Yes, Steve King is Still the “King of the House” on Immigration

 In Case There Were Any Doubts, Military DREAMer Votes Shows King and Cohorts Still Rule Republican Party on Immigration Last night, House Republicans—led by the notorious anti-immigrant Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL)—voted, 221-202, to strike out a Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sponsored amendment in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that … Continue reading »

Unlike Steve King, DREAMers Are Prepared To Put Their Lives On The Line For The Country They Love

The House of Representatives is set to, once again, take a vote against DREAMers.  The diehard anti-immigrant wing of the GOP is seeking to strike from the National Defense Authorization Act a provision pushed by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would ask the Pentagon to review whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients should be able to … Continue reading »

Steve King Is Making Iowa Events Irrelevant — Is That Why Jeb Bush Is Skipping The Straw Poll?

Yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported that likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will skip this year’s Iowa Straw Poll, which is hosted before every Presidential election by the Republican Party of Iowa. “Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first well-known Republican in the 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll, … Continue reading »

Gallego Stands Up for DREAMers Who Want to Serve in the Military; Brooks & King Say No

Will Boehner and Pete Sessions Stand Strong or Capitulate in Cowardice to Steve King and His Cohorts Once Again? Responding to House extremists and their latest stunt to keep hardworking immigrants from fully participating in all facets of American society, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) fired off a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions … Continue reading »

Rep. Gallego Slams GOP Effort To Stop DREAMers Who Want To Serve In The Military

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stunned immigration advocates after promising to expand President Obama’s immigration actions during a discussion with DACA recipients yesterday. Republicans, on the other hand, had a much more different outreach approach in mind. Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced an amendment that would allow DACA recipients to enroll in the military. … Continue reading »

DREAMers Want To Serve America in the Military but Steve King Says No

Ironic Since King Avoided Serving His Country Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee passed the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment from Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would allow DACA recipients to serve in the military. You’d think that policymakers from all political ideologies would support military enlistment for those who are willing … Continue reading »

Speaker Boehner Won’t Go to Conference With Senate Immigration Bill But Held Steve King's Vote To Deport DREAMERs

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said today, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill.” The day after the 2012 election, Speaker Boehner said we have to get comprehensive immigration reform … Continue reading »