Iowa’s Steve King is no stranger to disgusting comments about immigrants. He’s done everything from drawing a parallel between immigrants and livestock, to calling his comparison between immigrants and dogs “a compliment.” But, King has always focused his attention on one specific group of immigrants: DREAMers. Remember that whole DREAMers have “calves the size of… Continue »

Yesterday, the Republican National Convention featured on its “tweet-ticker” a tweet from an anti-immigrant hate website popular with “prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.” “Weekly Standard web producer Alice Lloyd tweeted a photo of a tweet ticker inside the RNC convention hall in Cleveland, Ohio, showing a tweet from’s Twitter account praising a… Continue »

We were being totally serious when we decided to dub the Republican National Convention the “Republican Nativist Convention” — and Steve King just confirmed it really is that. During an MSNBC panel on live television yesterday, the calves connoisseur basically questioned the contributions of non-white people to civilization, saying that white people have contributed more than any “subgroup… Continue »

I’m an undocumented immigrant. My family and I grew up in New Hampton, Iowa. I’m an Iowan. I speak Spanish thanks to my mom, and I can cook like a Mexican. But I’m also an Iowan, and my family respects tradition and family values. This is why my mom used to own a store in… Continue »

Donald Trump’s reprehensible plan to pay for his stupid border wall — by taking remittances sent by hardworking immigrants in the US to their loved ones back in Mexico like some sort of orange Grinch — has earned the backing of Steve King. Not only did King cheer the idea, saying that he’d actually appreciate if… Continue »

The notorious Steve King is in the middle of leading a House “task force” on so-called “executive overreach,” with the GOP-led hearing a reaction to the President exercising his authority on immigration (which Republicans refused to take up legislatively in the first place). Anyway, we managed to get our hands on some of the images from inside… Continue »

Republicans are forming a task force to challenge so-called “executive overreach” from President Obama — and it’ll be chaired by none other than Iowa’s Rep. Steve King. The GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved the task force to challenge the President exercising his executive authority on gun control (which Republicans refused to take up legislatively) and… Continue »

In a new piece on, Matt Hildreth, the Iowa based Director of Online Programs for America’s Voice and Director of Iowa’s Voice, offers a fresh take on the role of immigration in this year’s caucus and the implications this role will have for candidates of both parties in the general election. Hildreth, who has offered a… Continue »

Last January, I wrote that immigration hardliners like Steve King were making the Iowa Republican Caucuses irrelevant. Well, I was wrong — sort of. The demographics (not to mention the conservative ideology) of Iowa Republican caucus goers make it hard for Republican candidates to win both the Iowa caucus and the general election. But here’s… Continue »

Earlier this week, we noted GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s shift from supporting a path to legal status during the 2013 immigration debate, to a far-right approach nearly identical to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan now that he’s entered the 2016 election. Cruz’s effort has mainly been to get to the right of his fellow Republican opponent… Continue »