Immigrants’ List (IL), the leading bipartisan pro-immigration political action committee (PAC), this election year is focusing its effort on one race in particular, the Congressional race in Iowa between anti-immigration incumbent Steve King and the former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack. Rep. King is the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, the congressional subcommittee that has jurisdiction over immigration legislation. IL believes that Rep. King can be defeated as the newly redrawn congressional district is significantly more moderate, and Christie Vilsack outpaces King among independents, who compose 35% of voters in the district. Rep. King has the distinction of being one of ten new inductees into the group’s third annual National Hall of Shame – a list focused exclusively on the ten worst anti-immigration politicians in Congress.  The complete 2012 Hall of Shame includes:

• Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

• Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL)

• Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

• Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

• Rep. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

• Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

• Sen. David Vitter R-LA

• Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

• Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

• Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)

As a PAC, Immigrants’ List works to elect pro-immigrant leaders and defeat anti immigrant politicians by giving direct contributions to political campaigns. While only U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can make donations to a PAC, others can join the organization and learn more about it. For more information, see www.immigrantslist.org.