Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes for Comments after pressure from Hispanic groups but still facing Calls to Step Down

A Republican lawmaker from Kansas apologized Tuesday for saying that undocumented immigrants should be shot like feral hogs during a committee meeting on Monday. “My statements yesterday were regrettable,” Rep. Virgil Peck wrote in a statement. “Please accept my apology.” Peck came under fire for his comments from numerous Hispanic civil rights groups from all […]

Kansas Republican says Undocumented Immigrants should be shot like Feral Hogs

A Republican state lawmaker from Kansas suggested yesterday during a meeting for controlling feral hogs that undocumented immigrants should be treated in the same fashion, shot dead from a helicopter. “It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found (a solution) to our illegal immigration problem,” Rep. Virgil […]

Bipartisan Coalition in Arizona wants to Remove Sponsor of SB 1070

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce of Mesa, who became a household name last year for his role in sponsoring the controversial anti-immigrant SB1070 and supports denying citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants, is now the target of a recall by two different community groups. On Monday, Citizens for a Better Arizona organized, in part, by […]

Anti-Immigrant Republican will not Chair Subcommittee on Immigration

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was expected to become the chair of the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee but was instead passed over for the role by the new Republican House leadership. As previously reported by La Plaza, Somos Republicans, a group of Hispanic Republicans that was organized in response to Arizona’s SB 1070, strongly opposed his […]

Republican State Lawmakers Mark their Ground over Birthright Citizenship

Several Republican state lawmakers revealed their plans to repeal the right to citizenship for children born on US soil to undocumented immigrants yesterday at a press conference in Washington, DC. The news conference, in which lawmakers from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina expressed the hope that their national campaign end with a Supreme […]

New Republican Controlled House Will Target Children of Undocumented Immigrants

The newly elected Republican majority in the House is looking to deny citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants once it takes the reins early next year in the new Congress. A bill that would deny “birthright citizenship” to these children is expected to be introduced by the incoming chairman of the subcommittee that oversees […]

Latino Republican Group Calls for GOP Leadership Not to Appoint Smith and King to Oversee Immigration Legislation

Somos Republicans, a group of Hispanic Republicans that was organized in response to Arizona’s SB 1070, is taking on its party’s Congressional leadership and urging them not to appoint Reps. Lamar Smith (TX) and Steven King (IA) to positions where they will oversee immigration legislation. DeeDee Blase, an Arizona Latina, is the founder of the […]