KANSAS – According to Kansas business and legal advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s strict immigration law should serve as warning to state politicians who are aggressively pushing enforcement bills.
Representatives of activist groups who are against anti-illegal immigration policies in the state argue the decision indicated that the federal government holds sole power over immigration matters.
Eric Stafford, senior director of government affairs with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, said the Supreme Court case showed how dangerous it can be for states to create their own anti-immigration laws. He explained that Georgia and Alabama suffered economically by adopting anti-illegal immigrant policies and the same will happen in Kansas.
“That was our big concern … when our state considered similar policies,” he said. “We have a good ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.”
During the 2012 legislative session in Kansas, conservatives in the House and Senate attempted to bring the E-Verify program to the state, but efforts were unsuccessful.
While several states are trying to impose laws against undocumented immigrants, they are ignoring basic human rights in the process. If you or someone you know is in need of help with immigration matters in Kansas, seek legal help right away with an immigration lawyer near you.
Kansas immigration attorneys can help clients apply for legal status, avoid deportation, reunite clients with family members abroad, and even help them find a job. Your legal representative will make sure everything pertaining to your case is taken care of so you and your loved ones won’t have anything to worry about.
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