Renowned anti-immigrant extremist Steve King is at it again. King’s latest blatant anti-Latino rant was reported by Sahil Kapur at Bloomberg: “It’s very close to where we need to start sorting presidential candidates down on that line,” said Representative Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken immigration hawk. “The immigration issue is an existential threat to the constitutional republic of… Continue »

Iowa State University is the largest university in Rep. Steve King’s district, and compared to the rest of his district, ISU is a pretty diverse place. But Steve King doesn’t like diversity. At a town hall meeting back in 2012, King explained his concern with Iowa State University’s multicultural groups, saying these groups are for… Continue »

Trump Effect Will Be on Full Display at Senate Judiciary Markup Tomorrow  Republicans in Congress are working hard to turn Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric into law. Last month, House Republicans passed a version of Trump’s vision in a party line vote, and tomorrow Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is poised to start the same process in… Continue »

Rather than taking up a comprehensive approach to finally deal with our broken immigration system, Republicans are rushing piecemeal legislation — being referred to by many as the “Donald Trump Act” — that only seeks to cast immigrant families as criminals. This proposed legislation stems from Congressional Republican leaders bowing to screeching, anti-immigrant voices like Donald… Continue »

First, Donald Trump says he’s going to win the Latino vote. Now, the House’s foremost anti-Latino nativist has come out as Latino on Twitter. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Iowa’s Steve King (the latest winner of the Rachel Dolezal Award, maybe?). We’re still trying to make sense of King’s tweet about HUD Secretary Julian Castro: Steve King,… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 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 »

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 »