Immigration Posts Archive
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Denies That Steve King — Who Wrote GOP Immigration Policy — Represents Republicans On Immigration
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/06/2014, 1:40pm
In an interview with Reason posted yesterday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, explicitly denied that Rep. Steve King is running the GOP’s policy on immigration and took issue with the party’s Nativist image. “He does not — his position does not reflect the broad view of Republicans,” she said of King. That’s interesting, since just last week the House GOP passed a draconian immigration bill crafted by none other than Steve King. King even called one of the bill’s key provisions “a mirror of what I... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 08/05/2014, 2:50pm
Rep. Marsha Blackburn appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” yesterday to discuss the far-right GOP immigration bill recently approved by the House, which included a provision to gut the program that gives temporarily relief to Dreamers. Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, badly misrepresented the DACA program by alleging that it treats Mexican and non-Mexican immigrants differently by giving the latter a legal reprieve, which she says encouraged the migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America. However, DACA does not treat people from Central... MORE
Michele Bachmann Proposes 100% Tax On Money Sent Home By Immigrants To Stop 'War That Is Being Waged Against Us'
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Tuesday 08/05/2014, 10:53am
In a conference call with the anti-immigrant group Numbers USA last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann called illegal immigration a “war against the American people” and suggested that the U.S. levy a 100 percent tax on money that immigrants send back to Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in order to put pressure on those countries’ governments. The Minnesota Republican spoke just before House Republican leadership handed its immigration policy over to her and Rep. Steve King . “When are we going to get serious and really deport and deport right on the border?... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Monday 08/04/2014, 3:47pm
In an interview with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax last Monday, Rep. Steve King of Iowa warned that Central American migrants who are apprehended at the southern border can be "delivered to the address of their choice" while they await a deportation hearing, and “that might be a crack house, it might be an MS13 house, it might be a cat house.” Later in the interview, King harped on President Obama’s “messiah complex” and claimed that Obama wants to be impeached in order to become a “martyr” and “put tens of millions of illegal aliens into... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 08/01/2014, 4:19pm
The House Republican leadership seems to have handed the handling of the border crisis over to its far-right flank, planning to vote this afternoon on a bill that Rep. Steve King said was “like I ordered it off the menu.” This is how Rep. Michelle Bachmann described King’s role in the far-right takeover of the border bill: “We sat down in that room last night, HC 8 … in the Capitol, and it went as smooth as silk. Steve laid it out and in less than two hours we worked it out,” Bachmann said. “It was really a painless process. But it was the... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 08/01/2014, 2:06pm
First they cast aspersions on his asparagus; now Rep. Louie Gohmert’s critics are “questioning [his] manhood,” the Texas Republican reported today. At the end of an interview with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios today, Gohmert lamented that immigration reform proponents, such as the Chamber of Commerce, have tried to “get people belittling” him. “Sometimes it feels like that Sandy, that you’ve got all these forces against you, you’ve got the chamber, tens of millions of dollars coming and trying to influence people against you... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 08/01/2014, 1:47pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. This week, we learn that Republican calls for impeachment are actually Democrats’ fault, see a major admission about Obama’s presidency, and explore the connections between environmental protection, the border crisis, Obamaphones, and the president’s private army. 5. Republican Calls For Impeachment Are A Democratic Plot. We’ve always suspected that people like Bryan Fischer and Matt Barber are liberal plants sent to discredit and destroy the conservative... MORE
Fischer: Michael Brown Attacked Police Officer Because He Was 'Hyped Up On Marijuana'
8/18/14 @ 4:10pm
Steve King: Since Ferguson Rioters Are All Of The Same 'Continental Origin,' Racial Profiling Is Not A Concern
8/14/14 @ 10:48am
Kevin McCarthy's Wife Says She Is Losing Her 'Right To Be A Christian'
8/15/14 @ 2:30pm
Michelle Duggar Joins Smear Campaign Against Fayetteville LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance
8/19/14 @ 10:35am
Tea Party Of Louisiana Falls For Hoax Article: 'Common Core Turns Students Gay'
8/19/14 @ 5:15pm