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July 25, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
You knew it was just a matter of time before young undocumented immigrants began delivering cantaloupes to Rep. Steve King's Washington office. And on Thursday, three young students did just that -- while also asking to meet with him. And who can blame them after the Iowa Republican made odd and insulting claims about young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children, suggesting that many of those so-called Dreamers are involved in...
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July 25, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
You knew it was just a matter of time before young undocumented immigrants began delivering cantaloupes to Rep. Steve King's Washington office. And on Thursday, three young students did just that -- while also asking to meet with him. And who can blame them after the Iowa Republican made odd and insulting claims about young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children, suggesting that many of those so-called Dreamers are involved in...
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June 7, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
Last month, immigration reform advocates were optimistic about the future. And they had reason to be after the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its work on a bipartisan bill that would provide sweeping changes to the current immigration system. Now, however, the mood is less optimistic. One reason is that the more conservative House of Representatives is gearing up for its own discussion of immigration reform. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up border security next week.  Another reason for concern is Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Appropriation Act that passed this week.
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June 7, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
Last month, immigration reform advocates were optimistic about the future. And they had reason to be after the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its work on a bipartisan bill that would provide sweeping changes to the current immigration system. Now, however, the mood is less optimistic. One reason is that the more conservative House of Representatives is gearing up for its own discussion of immigration reform. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up border security next week.  Another reason for concern is Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Appropriation Act that passed this week.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Iowa's 4th Congressional District might rest in the physical center of the nation, but this election cycle the seat features a particularly interesting battle between opposite wings of the greater American political establishment. The seat is held by hard-line Republican conservative Rep. Steve King, and from the opposite side comes former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack, whose husband took a position in the Obama administration after serving as governor. The Omaha World-Herald likened the contest to a “proxy war” between the tea party and the Obama administration, as if the race were Vietnam; the battle's victory will ultimately be decided by a sizable population of independent voters in this traditionally conservative-leaning district.
OPINION
June 9, 2013
Re "House vote opens immigration divide," June 7 Since House Republicans seem obsessed with littering the path to citizenship with traps, I suggest they turn this process into a reality show. Illegal immigrants would be forced to endure a series of hardships; some would succeed and gain citizenship, but most would give up. As harsh as this sounds, it is no less harsh than what is being proposed. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to go after the "Dreamers," those young adults who are on the path to a college degree or who have served in our military but lack legal status.
NEWS
September 5, 2011 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Republican presidential contender Rick Perry canceled plans to appear at a candidate forum in South Carolina on Monday, the Texas governor returning home to oversee the fast-moving wildfires that have ravaged the state. He still plans to travel to Simi Valley, Calif., later this week for Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, his spokesman said. Firefighters are struggling to contain more than a dozen wildfires sweeping through Texas, which have led to the death of a 20-year-old woman and her 18-month-old daughter as well as the destruction of at least 38 homes.
OPINION
February 9, 2011
For years it was a bogeyman for those discomfited by immigration, particularly from Mexico: The United States was evolving into two nations, only one of which would speak English. If it was ever true, which is doubtful, it isn't now. A 2007 report by the Pew Foundation found that, though only 23% of Latino immigrants spoke English very well, the figure rose to 88% for their adult children and 94% in the third generation. Time is the ally of assimilation, not segregation. That hasn't stopped the anxiety about non-English speakers, reflected in the applause Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo received during the 2008 campaign when he complained about having to "press 1 for English.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
Doesn't it seem as if GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney might benefit from, well, a little distance from Mitt Romney? In recent days he's demonstrated a certain knack for saying the wrong thing. Take, for example, Romney's endorsement of U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) last week in Orange City, in which the former Massachusetts governor enthusiastically threw his support behind King, telling the crowd, "I want him as my partner in Washington, D.C. " By Wednesday, it seemed as if the campaign wanted a little breathing room from Romney's would-be partner, at least on immigration.
OPINION
July 26, 2006
REP. STEVE KING RECENTLY STOOD before the House of Representatives, razor wire in hand, and advocated electrifying the southern U.S. border with a current strong enough to be a "disincentive" but weak enough to keep from killing people. "We do that with livestock all the time," the Iowa Republican noted. Maybe King should tune into FX.
OPINION
June 14, 2013
Re "An egg fight crosses state lines," June 9 An amendment by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the farm bill would not nullify Proposition 2, California's initiative mandating larger cages for hens that applies only to in-state production of eggs. In 2011, a federal judge blocked California's low-carbon fuel standards from taking effect because the law unconstitutionally tried to regulate activities occurring outside the state, such as producers' choices of farming methods. (The state has appealed that ruling.)
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August 13, 2011
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