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Kobach-influenced immigration ordinance approved

A tough new immigration ordinance was passed by the voters of Fremont, Nebraska, Monday. Kris Kobach, a candidate for Kansas Secretary of State, had a hand in crafting the measure.

The Associated Press has more (via LJWorld).

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About Jonathan Shorman

A journalism student at The University of Kansas and columnist for The University Daily Kansan.

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One thought on “Kobach-influenced immigration ordinance approved

  1. I am heartened by the fact that Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for Secretary of State has helped draft immigration legislation in Nebraska to challenge the lack of federal enforcement of massive illegal migration into the United States. Mr. Kobach was also instrumental in crafting the state of Arizona’s recent immigration legislation.

    When reading the article it mentioned the increasing influx of immigrants (legal and illegal) being employed in the meat packing plants and large agricultural operations. What struck me was that the situation was very similar to what is happening in western Kansas.

    When you travel through the western towns of Dodge City, Garden City and talk to the residents you hear about increased crime, floodlights and surveillance cameras installed in the main retail areas. Spanish, Somali is spoken, not English. Citizens talk about city resources and schools struggling to maintain efficient services.

    With a home grown resource like Kris Kobach, it struck me, why hasn’t the local 1st District Congressman Jerry Moran been more visible and pushed for legislation or immigration reform to help the citizens of western Kansas? His website says he is for legal immigration and reform, but what has he done about it? Where is the leadership?

    Mr. Moran can be an advocate and talk all day long but what has he done? At the very least he could have consulted with Mr. Kobach and gotten community leaders together with one of the country’s leading authorities on immigration.

    Mr. Moran can sure talk the talk but he sure ain’t walkin’ the walk.

    Posted by jdn1947 | June 22, 2010, 3:47 pm

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