Archive for Monday, January 25, 2010

Statehouse Live: Kansas candidate seeks to overturn in-state law in Nebraska

January 25, 2010, 10:33 a.m. Updated January 25, 2010, 10:33 a.m.


— Republican Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach today announced that he has filed a lawsuit in Nebraska challenging that state’s law that allows the children of some illegal immigrants the lower in-state tuition rates.

“It is a great injustice when U.S. citizens who have always obeyed the law are charged more in tuition than aliens whose very presence in the United States is a violation of federal law,” said Kobach, an attorney and law school professor.

Kobach challenged a similar law in Kansas but that effort was unsuccessful.

Under the Kansas law, the student must have lived in Kansas at least three years, graduated from a Kansas high school, and seek or promise to seek legal status. Supporters of the law say it is intended to help students who have lived here most of their lives and had no say on whether to come to this country illegally.

Kobach faces J.R. Claeys and Elizabeth Ensley in the Republican Party primary. Democrats in the race are state Sen. Chris Steineger of Kansas City and Kansas Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs.


tolawdjk 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow. NOt good enough to stick to the laws where you want to be elected but have to cross the border?

The people of Nebraska decicded that they wanted that law. What business is it of the people of Kansas?

I hear the Dutch also have a lot of windmills to tilt.

WilburM 8 years, 2 months ago

Just over the top. KK is a guy who, like Kline, would use the powers of an elected office to move ahead on his own agenda, at the expense of actually working for the people of Kansas. But hey, if you liked Kline, you'll love Kobach.

rorik23 8 years, 2 months ago

It's sad he's essentially targeting the children of illegal immigrants who are aspiring to achieve by going to college. That doesn't seem very American.

It also does nothing to combat illegal immigration. I highly doubt illegal aliens are migrating to Nebraska so their children can get in-state tuition.

Brittanicus 8 years, 2 months ago

We all know the astronomical costs for the Federal government, either retreating from immigration enforcement or just a parody of working? All administrations have remained silent on the real expenditures and unrevealed--BILLIONS--to subsidize illegal alien families? To them its not their money that is being drained from their bank accounts--its just numbers that the IRS extracts from every citizen and legalized resident. The majority of the American workers, businesses owners, bloggers or any person with computer expertise acknowledge that E-Verify is not perfect. But--ANY--any new software eventually after numerous revisions and bug identification can become a winner. E-Verify the software wizard is no different and as its revised and new technology is applied, it does and will detect people unauthorized to work in the United States. Those individual job seekers who have an erroneous rejection, can immediately apply to a Social Security agency for the discrepancy to be resolved. Because of its success rate of over 96.9 percent, there are many in both the House and Senate, who have moved mountains to to undermine its use in determining who has a right to be employed. These are the same UN-American scoundrels who have used their influence in Washington, to drain funding for the whole SAVE ACT.

Have the public ever noticed how great programs to enforce immigration laws have evaporated, even before they have had a chance to show their worth? Homeland Security Janet Napolitano chief, has allowed Senators like Harry Reid, Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi to influence the dismantling of the Federal government training for local police detainment of foreign nationals or the sudden slow down of ICE raids on predatory businesses. Cutting back on these systems of immigration enforcement could just be a precursor for Sen. Gutierrez of Illinois push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform? The 1986 law has been ineffectual, as it was never truly enforced. It was absent of its ability to stop the inflow of illegal immigrants, because it was--NEVER MEANT TO WORK? The combined influence of pariah companies, unions, church groups, subversive entities as La Raza, US Chamber of Commerce, Council of Foreign Relations, United Nations and representatives in our own government have been in collusion to keep the illegal aliens coming. By all means solicit for specialized workers with the cream of engineers, scientist and computer programmers with qualifications that Americans are not placing. But we must STOP the desperately poor illegal foreigners who require financial support and halt any body of criminal activity, summarized by the heinous of crimes as drug dealers, child deviates, skin slavers, smugglers as we already have our share this side of borders coming here from many countries.

Brittanicus 8 years, 2 months ago

A new face has joined the growing list of lawmakers, who are--AGAINST--any revival of AMNESTY for the invaders. Rep. Miller says the best way to protect American workers is to pass his legislation, the Loophole Elimination and Verification Enforcement Act (H.R.994), which puts immigration enforcement first. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Ca) points out several key facts in the AMNESTY bill that would hurt unemployed Americans. First, Miller criticizes the offering of amnesty to the nation's 12 million illegal aliens, saying that "granting amnesty to those that have recklessly disregarded our nation’s immigration laws is an affront to American citizens and legal residents." (Rep. Miller adhesive's to the tired illegal immigrant policy of the 12 million number. In truth there is somewhere between 20 to 30 million as Bear Stearns stated.) Find more answers for your immigration questions at NUMBERSUSA dot com and JUDICIALWATCH dot org.

Use your own powerful vote to demand NO MORE AMNESTIES, MAKE E-VERIFY PERMANENT , FULLY FUND 287 (G) FOR LOCAL POLICE AND RESUME EXPANDED ICE RAIDS. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and asked for your Senator or Congressman. In addition bombard your State Representatives to enforce state laws.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 2 months ago

Brittanicus-- In your description, those awful, illegal immigrants sound a lot like windmills. I'm sure you got your lance at the ready to protect us all from folks do evil things like putting roofs on houses and picking tomatoes for less than minimum wage.

bad_dog 8 years, 2 months ago

Have law license, will travel...

Sign on Kobach's neck says "Will sue for food".

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