Steve King is bad news for his party, a fact that was illustrated again this week when the co-chairman of the Polk County Republican Party in Iowa resigned his position and registered as an independent. Chad Brown told the Des Moines Register that anti-immigrant comments from Steve King—like the recent claim that most DREAMers are… Continue »

Senators Harkin and Durbin Join Business, Labor, DREAMers, and Others to Host Forum for Commonsense Immigration Reform Today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) visited Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) district to hold a pro-immigration forum in the wake of King’s ugly comments equating DREAMers with drug runners who have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling… Continue »

This morning we wrote about how this Sunday–Mothers’ Day–is the fifth anniversary of Postville, Iowa, a brutal immigration raid that led to hundreds of deportations, untold numbers of separated families, and one devastated community. Today, advocates and allies in Iowa are commemorating the Iowa raid, sending letters to their Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), rallying in… Continue »

This Sunday–Mothers’ Day–will mark the five-year anniversary of the Postville, Iowa immigration raid, still one of the largest in history. Our colleague, Matt Hildreth, who lives in Iowa, is at events marking the anniversary and will have a report later. Here’s an excerpt from last year’s New York Times article, which tells the story: Around 10 on a… Continue »

Almost 5,000 young aspiring Americans in Iowa will soon be eligible to apply and test for a state driver’s license, as a result of petitions and grassroots activism that forced the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to reverse an earlier position. The DOT last month claimed that Iowa law prohibited it from allowing DREAMers recognized… Continue »

Earlier this week we wrote about how anti-immigrant extremist Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has suddenly decided to pull back on a plan to sue President Obama over his deferred action policy.  We think it’s because his Congressional race against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack has gotten close–much, much closer than he’d like, so close… Continue »

It looks like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is in the fight of his political life. After five terms and a decade of being handily reelected to Congress, Steve King has been redistricted into Iowa’s new fourth Congressional district, where he is being challenged by the state’s former first lady, Christie Vilsack.  They’ve essentially been running… Continue »

 As we’ve reported, while Mitt Romney was campaigning in Iowa last week, he sidled up to one of the most egregiously anti-immigrant members of Congress, Steve King. In fact, Romney offered a full endorsement of King’s reelection to Congress stating that ” I want him as my partner in Washington.” The night before Romney’s endorsement, King… Continue »