Travel Group Backs Immigration Plan
KSCB News - April 24, 2012 8:15 am
The trade group for travel and tourism
businesses in Kansas has joined an effort to start a state program
to place some illegal immigrants in hard-to-fill jobs.
The Travel Industry Association of Kansas says it joined a
coalition pushing state legislators to create such a program
because it wants to address worker shortages in some industries.
The coalition includes the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and
The travel association also says it wants to prevent harm to the
tourism industry that might occur if legislators enact tough laws
aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.
Legislators reconvene Wednesday to wrap up business for the
year, but they’ve so far shown little interest in tackling
immigration issues. Some critics consider the business coalition’s
plan amnesty for illegal immigrants.