"Today's ruling is a win for New Yorkers and Americans across the country who believe in a fair and accurate count of the residents of our nation," said NY Attorney General Letitia James.
King has been stripped of his committee assignments, but is it too little, too late?
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was stripped of his committee assignments in Congress by House Republicans on Monday evening. It seems the backlash from King's recent remarks on white supremacy and white nationalism finally caused the Republican Party to take action. But why are Republicans now outraged when King has been sharing his racist beliefs for years?
Most Americans don't know that the overwhelming majority of U.S. immigrants are legal. A Pew report explains immigration.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government continues, it has now become the longest funding lapse in U.S. history. President Trump is demanding that Congress approve $5.7 billion in funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Meanwhile, on Friday, at least 800,000 federal workers did not receive paychecks.
King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse," tweeted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to know why white nationalists and white supremacists are getting a bad rep.
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"
The far-right lawmaker is at the forefront of supporting the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies and the push to end birthright citizenship. As a matter of fact, King credits himself with getting Trump onboard.
"Donald Trump came to Iowa as a real non-ideological candidate," King said, in the Times interview. He said he told Trump, "I market-tested your immigration policy for 14 years, and that ought to be worth something."
King has previously, on the House floor, shown a model of a 12-foot border wall he had designed.
Thursday afternoon he released a statement on Twitter "clarify" his comments on white supremacy and white nationalism.
"I want to make one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology" represented by those terms. "I am simply a Nationalist," he wrote.
"I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives." Like the Founding Fathers, he wrote, "I am an advocate for Western Civilization's values."
But let's look at King's track record.
In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, consumers and employees pushed back against companies donating to King's campaign in November. He is known for his association with white nationalists, even retweeting a Nazi sympathizer.
(But residents of Iowa still re-elected him for another term.)
King endorsed, Faith Goldy, an openly white supremacist candidate for mayor of Toronto. He often praises far-right politicians and groups in other countries.
In September, during a European trip financed by From the Depths — a Holocaust memorial group — King actually met with members of a far-right Austrian party with historical ties to Nazis for an interview on their anti-Semitic propaganda website. The meeting was just a day after ending a five-day trip to Jewish and Holocaust historical sites in Poland, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
"In an interview with a website associated with the party, King declared that 'Western civilization is on the decline,' spoke of the replacement of white Europeans by immigrants and criticized Hungarian American financier George Soros, who has backed liberal groups around the world," according to The Washington Post.
In December 2017, King shared a story on Twitter written by the Voice of Europe and quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who said, "Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one."
King added to the tweet: "Diversity is not our strength."
Members of Congress are condemning his recent comments.
"Everything about white supremacy and white nationalism goes against who we are as a nation," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.), said, in a statement. "Steve's language is reckless, wrong, and has no place in our society. The Declaration of Independence states that 'all men are created equal.' That is a fact. It is self-evident."
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney tweeted that King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse."
"Dear Steve King (@SteveKingIA): FYI this is one reason you get bad search results when people type your name in Google," Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), tweeted.
After Carlson said immigrants make the country "dirtier and poorer," more than a dozen advertisers have paused or suspended their relationships.
This time, problematic, right-wing Fox News darling but bane of everyone else's existence, Tucker Carlson, messed up big. The host of "The Tucker Carlson Show" struck a nerve with advertisers after he alluded to that immigration making the U.S. "poorer, and dirtier, and more divided."
The family of Jakelin Caal Maquin released a statement on Saturday to "clarify some key points."
UPDATE: Dec. 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. ET
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents said that Jakelin Caal Maquin, who died in CBP custody, had not eaten or had any water for several days before she and her father, along with a group of more than 160 refugees, turned themselves in asking for asylum Dec. 6.
In a statement released by her family on Saturday, Jakelin's father, Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz, says that's not true.
Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, the migrant shelter in El Paso where the girl's father is staying, read the statement.
"Jakelin's father is grateful for the many first responders that tried to save young Jakelin's life in New Mexico and Texas," Garcia said. But the family wanted to "clarify some key points."
"She had not suffered from a lack of water or food prior to approaching the border."
According to the Albuquerque Journal, "In their statement, the girl's family pointed out the cause of death has not been determined and the hospital has not released medical records to her father. The El Paso County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy, but a final report will not be ready for weeks."
ORIGINAL STORY: Published Dec. 15, 2018
After she was taken into U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody, a seven-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock. Congressional Democrats are demanding answers from CBP.
Identity Evropa leader, whose group believes in returning people of color back to native homelands, posts tour photos. Meanwhile, Trump calls Black reporter's white nationalism question "racist."
Patrick Casey, leader of alt-right white nationalist group, Identity Evropa, and Charlottesville marcher, posted a visit to the White House on social media this week:
Evropa has landed at the White House! pic.twitter.com/nlExBhNP4V
— Patrick Casey (@PatrickCaseyIE) November 7, 2018
Trump continues to pander to his base before midterm elections.
President Trump said that he plans to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it's an attempt to "fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred" before next week's midterm elections.
Where's the humanity?
To voters: You can make sure that white nationalists don't feel empowered to march in Charlottesville in the middle of the day.
Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November's midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents.
Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration's actions that have emboldened racists.
And it's not for the reasons you think.
The U.S. Army has reinstated more than 30 recruits it discharged from a program created to fill high-demand positions in exchange for a fast track to citizenship, according to federal court documents filed on Monday.
But the reinstatement is only temporary.
Stephen Miller Plans to Target Legal Immigrants by Eliminating Access to Green Cards and Citizenship
So much for the idea that Republicans only wanted to eliminate illegal immigration.
The White House plans to add new restrictions to green card and citizenship applications for legal immigrants who have used public services at any point in the United States.