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Immigration measure rejected in budget talks

May 14, 2012

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— 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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William Weissbeck 1 year, 11 months ago

jhawkinsf: there is a bridge in Brooklyn for sale, and you should be first in line. Ignorance as an intentional business model is not an excuse. Many of these businesses "shield" themselves by using agencies to provide the workforce. They know exactly what they are doing.

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kansanjayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

Interesting that when campaigning they say they support requiring E-verify but after the special interests get involved our legislators sometimes wilt.

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