King is also aggressive. Though newly named to this Chairmanship, he has already given an interview to CBS News saying he is “looking at dropping a bill early in the 112th Congress” to change the 14th Amendment (Jus Soli). King was quick to state he is proposing this bill specifically targetting those whose parents come here from South of the Border. He said he expected hearings “in the next couple months” after the legislation is introduced. I wouldn't be surprised if his intent is to make this law retroactive!
After this proposal to change the 14th Amendment, given his history, we can expect King to introduce bills which support Mass Deportation, national immigration laws which resemble racial profiling bill sb1070, "Official English" bills which support ending the printing of all government documents in any language other than English, and the end to government interpreters. He may even extend these laws into the workplace.
The Republicans move to put King in this very high profile position sends a very clear signal. They care NOTHING about the Latino Vote or the Minority Vote. Given this aggressive and negative stand by the Republicans, the racist ANTI Latino thugs will surely feel empowered. NumbersUSA and other Hate Groups (as identified by the ADL) strongly support Rep King. In fact they have scored him A+ on their Immigration Report (Hate) Card. On Nov. 11, after his Republican appointment to Chair the Immigration sub-committee, King even hosted an ANTI Latino Immigration forum which feature Roy Beck from Numbers USA and other Hate group members. They used this forum to begin developing their ANTI Latino Immigration Agenda for 2011. Check this link to see the cast of characters attending, including Steve Camarota (CIS) and Jerry Kammer (CIS) of the CIS - John Tanton Network.
The ANTI Latino rhetoric and hate crimes we have seen in the past are sure to increase in the months ahead. Let's be prepared for the inevitable. Our only hope is for everyone to be aware of their actions for what they are and draw attention to them. We also must register as many fair minded people as possible for the 2012 election!
King's long history of racist comments against our President, Blacks and Latinos include:
Remarks about President Obama/Government:
. attacked President Obama saying his policies "favor black people."
. "Obama will certainly be viewed as a savior for them (terrorists).... That's why you will see them supporting him, encouraging him."
. promoted a false conspiracy theory that President Obama was bringing Muslims into the U.S.
. said Obama’s decision to use his middle name, "Hussein", when he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States to be "bizarre" and “a double-standard."
. King said he "empathized" with the man who flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, killing himself and an IRS employee, saying he is also opposed to the IRS.
Remarks about Latinos / Immigration:
. compared undocumented immigrants to cockroaches
. Illegal Immigrants Can Be Spotted By Their Shoes Or A "Sixth Sense"
. re: sb1070 "(Racial) Profiling has always been an important component of legitimate law enforcement. If you can’t profile someone, you can’t use those common sense indicators that are before your very eyes."
Background: Rep. Steve King - Chairman of the Immigration sub-committee
Steven Arnold "Steve" King is the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was born May 28, 1949 in Storm Lake Iowa. He does not have a college degree. He was an Iowa State Senator from 1996 - 2002. As a state Senator, he was largely responsible for making English the "Official Language" in Iowa.
He was elected to US Congress in 2002. His record:
. He continually voted for growth and expansion of the Iraq War
. King opposes race based quotas and affirmative action.
. King has stated: “There’s been legislation that’s been brought through this House that sets aside benefits for women and minorities. The only people that it excludes are white men...Pretty soon, white men are going to notice they are the ones being excluded.”
. King voted against the $52 billion Katrina Aid package.
. Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee, claimed that King's "campaign of innuendo and unsubstantiated 'concern' is better suited to the era of Joseph McCarthy than today's House of Representatives," King responded that history showed McCarthy to be "a hero for America".