And, Eaton found, immigrant labor is a huge component in the Sunflower State's meat industry. The report says a whopping 70 percent of Kansas butchers are immigrants. He told the Biz Journal that without foreign-born workers coming to Kansas, "It is altogether possible that, without immigrant labor, the meat processing industry of southwestern Kansas would cease to exist."
You can read the full UMKC report here.
In related news, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he is running for re-election next year.