A coalition of powerful business groups, including the Farm Bureau and the conservative
Chamber of Commerce, is proposing a guest-worker program that would turn the
state into one of the most welcoming in the country for undocumented
immigrants. Backing the effort are national conservatives, local faith groups
and a number of law-enforcement officials. Kansas
Well that definitely sounds good, what’s the problem. Oh.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach wants to crack down on illegal workers.
(So far he is silent on shooting them like feral hogs.)
But lined up against them is
' ambitious Republican secretary of
state, Kris Kobach, who is promoting a series of measures in the legislature to
crack down on illegal workers and their employers. Kansas
An adviser to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, Mr. Kobach became a national lightning-rod after he helped draft tough immigration laws in
Arizona and ,
the first of which sparked a Supreme Court brawl for the Obama administration. Alabama
Mr. Kobach calls the business coalition's plan "dead on arrival" and has the support of a large faction within the GOP-dominated
which is expected to wade into the immigration fight this spring. Kansas
And what about
ultra-conservative Governor. He’s
looking to run away from the issue as fast as he can. Kansas
Caught in the middle, and wishing it would all go away, is Gov. Sam Brownback, who earned a reputation while in the
Senate as one of the GOP's
leading advocates for immigrant rights. Now he wants nothing to distract from
his overarching goals of cutting taxes and government spending. U.S.
So all that talk by Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep.Paul Ryan about making the Republican party more conducive to immigrants. Well, the following sorta sums up the problem.
Predicting where the debate will go is tricky. Last year, Republicans buried the issue after one GOP member said at a hearing that illegal immigrants should be shot "like feral hogs."
Yeah, sorry Republicans, look like you still have a ways to go.