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Kansas Immigration Measure Rejected in Budget Talks

KSCB News - May 14, 2012 5:55 am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A proposal to require government contractors

in Kansas to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure employees

aren’t illegal immigrants won’t survive legislative negotiations

over the state budget.

House and Senate negotiators have concluded they don’t want to

include a major policy change in the spending plan for the fiscal

year beginning July 1.

The proposal would require companies having contracts with the

state worth more than $50,000 to submit a notarized statement

saying they use E-Verify to check the status of new employees.

During a debate last week, Rep. Anthony Brown, a Eudora

Republican, persuaded House members to add the proposal to the

chamber’s proposed budget, imposing the policy for only a year.

Senators did not consider the idea before approving their version

of the budget.


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