Welcome back, folks. New year, new reasons to fear that Washington has officially gone nuts — i.e. that Representative Steve King (R-IA) is now setting immigration policy in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was always an active backseat driver, but now he has been officially appointed Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) isn’t wasting any time with his immigration agenda, dropping a bill on the first day of Congress that goes after birthright citizenship.
Pushing the divisive ‘anchor babies’ rhetoric is no road to immigration reform and will only make Latino voters more suspicious of GOP motives than they’ve already become.
Despite heavy criticism for his accusation that Obama has a “default mechanism” that favors, “the black person,” House Rep. Steve King continues to defend his comments while ridiculing the media.
Mint.com, a popular personal finance blog, quickly saved face after one their bloggers posted an unreservedly biased, immigrant-bashing analysis of the economic implications of immigration. The one-sided reporting and questionable data drew hasty scrutiny, leading the site to replace the post with an apology.
Rep. King’s bogus claims about immigrants have served as talking points for the extreme anti-immigrant movement. King has not only stood side by side with anti-immigrant extremists, he has also been a financial beneficiary of their political action committees.
As we pause to commemorate the historic achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., protest the horrid abuses of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and come together to help Haiti rebuild in the wage of tragedy, one can’t help but wonder exactly what sort of America members of Congress like Rep. Steve King wish to create.