Kansas House Panel Fails to Revive Immigration Bill
Associated Press - Sat 08:40 AM 03/19/2011
A Kansas House committee failed Friday to move the measure at the last meeting the panel was scheduled to have this year.
An Arizona-style bill that would require police to check the immigration status of people they suspect of being in the country illegally seems to be on life support in the state Legislature.
A Kansas House committee failed Friday to move the measure at the last meeting the panel was scheduled to have t his year.
Chairman Lance Kinzer had hoped the House Judiciary Committee would reconsider an earlier decision to table the bill
indefinitely. The Olathe Republican is pushing the measure.
Kinzer's policing proposal is similar to an Arizona law enacted last year. The bill also would require state agencies and
contractors to check the status of their employees with the federal E-Verify program.
The measure has drawn strong opposition from business groups and immigrant rights advocates.