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Should Kansas create a program to help some illegal immigrants remain in the state so they can work jobs in agriculture and other industries with labor shortages?

Response Percent Votes
63% 411
36% 232
Total 643


uglyrumor 2 years, 2 months ago

Instead of hating someone for the color of their skin or the language they speak, maybe you should hate the people that make illegal immigration necessary for our economy to function, or at least make themselves filthy rich.


tange 2 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, get a bunch of immigrants to chase Kobach in circles.

... waitaminit... his tail already serves that purpose.


bobberboy 2 years, 2 months ago

if they can't find workers - raise wages. supply and demand works for people too !!


pace 2 years, 2 months ago

Our Senators Moran and Robertson, and the congress should get off their pedestals, and work. They should pass a working visa act. Attach to it hefty fines and jail terms for industries and people who consistently hire illegally.


ivalueamerica 2 years, 2 months ago

The facts are pretty clear, in cities in New Jersey, Arizona and a few other areas that have worked hard to drive out illegal immigrants....they are hurting and hurting bad.

The stores were not ready to deal with the loss of thousand of shoppers

The apartments were not ready to deal with hundreds of vacancies.

Gas stations, car dealers, neighborhood markets all started closing due to lack of customers

Local sales tax, property tax coffers fell dramatically

Farmers have crops rotting and can not hire enough people at any price.

Now I know the faux newzies wish to rewrite reality, but that is what makes them the joke, but unfortunately our economy is the punchline.


Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Labor shortages?

Millions are out of work? Where is the labor shortage?

Sorry folks but like Wal-Mart illegal immigrants keep wages down in a community.


Alexander Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

LOL Labor shortage?? There is no labor shortage, the issue is that Americans are to lazy to do those jobs because they feel they are above it and should be paid 50k a year...for no experience.

As an example, we were filling a IT position and we had one person, fresh out of college and a honor student with NO expericne in the work field. When asked what pay he is looking for he wanted min of 50k. ???? Now we wonder why our jobs are going to other countries?


usnsnp 2 years, 2 months ago

This is like Kansas government having it both ways, get rid of the illegal but keep some to do manual labor for bad wages and no benifits. As for why do unemployed people not take theis jobs could it be that many are not physically capable of doing this kind of work, because many of them are over the age of 50. How many of the people making comments could do this type of work.


ljreader 2 years, 2 months ago

Illegal aliens don't keep ag jobs. They leave for the greener pastures of construction and any other jobs they can take. Filling jobs with undocs requires a constant fresh supply of illegals. Just what we need. Farmers can get all the legal workers they want through work visas. Or they might consider actually paying higher wages and hiring citizens.


fearthetaliban 2 years, 2 months ago

Look at the major Iowa immigration raid at the meat plant two years ago. The employer STILL can't get native born Americans to work there.


Flap Doodle 2 years, 2 months ago

We need to know which companies are behind this.


rockchalk1977 2 years, 2 months ago

Only if they go through the process of becoming legal. English immersion and no welfare. Otherwise go home.


Lateralis 2 years, 2 months ago

The immigration laws need to be reformed. Not just to accommodate our friends to the south but for ALL immigrants. I work in a field that has some dealings in immigration policy and I can tell you it's obscene how many hoops these immigrants have to jump through.

That said you can’t reward people for breaking the law and it’s not fair to the immigrants that have come here legally. I know some Eastern Europeans and folks from Southeast Asia and they come here with nothing. Somehow some way they make it. They work twice as hard to bring over their family and are productive members of society. Again the laws need to be streamlined. It’s too easy to get in illegally and too hard to get in legally.

Problem solved.


labmonkey 2 years, 2 months ago

My father and great aunt went to California in the 50's to pick fruit when times were down... too bad nobody in this entitled age has that same mentality now.


Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with kernal. We pay many to work for cash and sit on their butts for 99 weeks. Make them do something for that money and I'll bet you could not find a job flipping hamburgers.


kernal 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm really curious to see how many Americans will take those jobs. Maybe those who are on unemployment could take those jobs the immigrants are leaving behind. Beats sitting on their duffs and watching TV all day while whining they can't find work.


Gandalf 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes,it should be called legal immigration or work visas. Anything else should be considered aiding abeting a fugitive.


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