To: Rep. Steve King (IA-4)

Tell Rep. Steve King: Stop promoting hateful viewpoints as fact today

Dear Rep. King:

The discredited Heritage immigration report and its author's ugly views deserve no place in bipartisan reform efforts. This has been deeply offensive to Latinos, who are seeking a solution to our broken immigration laws, not further division. We demand that you and all members of Congress stop promoting this hateful report as fact today.

Why is this important?

Last week, the Heritage Foundation released a controversial immigration report, widely discredited after it was discovered that one of its authors believes that “no one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites.” Now Republican Rep. Steve King is embracing the ugly report and is using it to oppose immigration reform.

King hosted a recent press conference and cited the shoddy Heritage figures as fact, saying that "at no stage in their lives" do undocumented immigrants "make a net financial contribution to this country." This was no slip of the tongue -- he upped the ante by endorsing the Heritage report as "legitimate" in an op-ed the very next day.

Some leading Republicans have already spoken out against the Heritage report, including Marco Rubio and Rep. King's colleague in the House, Paul Ryan. We need Rep. King and all members of the House to stop promoting this report so offensive to Latinos. When you sign this petition, we'll make sure that John Boehner, the leading Republican in the House, sees your message as well.

Demand that Rep. Steve King stop promoting hateful viewpoints as fact today.

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