Immigration

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Amish love making love in Missouri

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I'm coming for ye, English.
  • I'm coming for ye, English.

For longer than I can remember, there's been some terrified white person telling me that the immigrant hordes would come to this country, breed, and take over our democracy with either a repressive religious doctrine (Muslims) or their willingness to do hard labor for little pay (everyone who is brown). So, with this story about the Amish, I'm sure the local tea partiers will be including a talk about the "Butter Churning Menace" at their next meeting.

Apparently, while you were all watching the border, you should have been watching the undeveloped farming communities in your own backyard. Missouri now has the fourth-highest Amish population growth in the country, with 41 settlements and more than 10,000 Amish living in the state.

We're through the looking glass, KC. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kris Kobach is a star! Kris Kobach is a villain!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Ann Coulter (hearts) Kris Kobach.
  • Ann Coulter (hearts) Kris Kobach.

Insult comic Ann Coulter put Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on her team of "stunning Republican talent" during an interview with ABC News. Coulter really wants New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president. But she's excited by a GOP "farm team" that includes the immigration-fixated Kobach.

But do you know who doesn't think Kobach is so swell? People who can write about politics without mentioning prison rape.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kris Kobach won't get his day at the Supreme Court

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM

What project will Kris Kobach take on next?
  • What project will Kris Kobach take on next?

Kris Kobach's one-man war against illegal immigration took another hit yesterday, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to rule on a case that he was handling in California. The state has a law that gives discounted college tuition to kids who have spent three years of high school in the state and graduated. It's a pretty sweet deal.

But the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based anti-illegal-immigration group, thought it was too sweet because the law doesn't take into account the legal status of students receiving the benefits. And they did what any group with two nickels to rub together, trying to kick illegal immigrants out of the country, would do: They hired Kobach.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kris Kobach speaking about, what else, immigration at KU tonight; protest scheduled

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Spotted in Lawrence ...
  • Spotted in Lawrence ...

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is lecturing tonight at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas. But he won't be getting a warm welcome. A "peaceful protest" is being organized in opposition to Kobach and his lecture, titled "State and Local Laws Discouraging Illegal Immigration: Their Economic

and Security Impact."

The protest is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the southeast parking lot of the Lied Center. Kobach is slated to speak at 7 as part of the KU School of Business Annual J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers

Memorial Lecture. If you're interested in hearing him out, the lecture is free.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kansas' Arizona-style immigration bill dies a swift death, but Lance Kinzer has the defibrillators out

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Lance Kinzer is no friend of illegal immigrants. Or gay lovers. Or strippers.
  • Lance Kinzer is no friend of illegal immigrants. Or gay lovers. Or strippers.

Kris Kobach's latest pet project -- bringing Arizona's controversial immigration law to Kansas -- was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a committee sat on it, making it unlikely that the bill will resurface during this legislative session.

But Lance Kinzer -- the Olathe Republican whose lifework is presently devoted to rounding up Mexicans, killing strip clubs and making sure gays still feel alienated and discriminated against -- has vowed to not let the bill be dead, like, forever.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Virgil Peck, Kansas lawmaker, suggests hunting (and killing) illegal immigrants like 'feral hogs'

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Virgil Peck: racist comedian/Kansas lawmaker.
  • Virgil Peck: racist comedian/Kansas lawmaker.

Kansas state Rep. Virgil Peck (R-Racistville) is a stupid, stupid man. He has to be to even joke about using hunters in helicopters to kill illegal immigrants. Murder is soooooooo hilarious.

According to The Kansas City Star, during a House Appropriations Committee discussion of controlling feral swine, a committee member discussed how hunters in helicopters are used to control the hog population. Here's what Peck said: "Looks like to me, if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe

we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem." Zing!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Brian Nieves makes Southern Poverty Law Center's 'Dirty Dozen' lawmakers

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Is that a gun in your ... oh, forget it.
  • Is that a gun in your ... oh, forget it.

Scary Missouri state Sen. Brian Nieves is in the "Dirty Dozen." But this list isn't one to be proud of. Nieves is one of 12 state legislators featured in the Southern Poverty Law Center's reported Attacking

the Constitution: State Legislators for Legal Immigration & the

Anti-Immigrant Movement.

Nieves made the cut for his members in State Legislators for Legal Immigration, a group that works closely with the Federation

for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), "which the SPLC has

designated as an anti-immigrant hate group because of its white

nationalist agenda and ties to racist groups." But what really landed Nieves on the list is his backing of a repeal of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship for all children born in the United States.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Connie O'Brien, Kansas lawmaker, is sorry for her ability to spot an illegal

Posted By on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Legal, legal, legal, ILLEGAL!!
  • Legal, legal, legal, ILLEGAL!!

Kansas state Rep. Connie O'Brien (R-Tonganoxie) has really good eyesight. Like, so good, she can eyeball a person's immigration status from across the room. It's a neat party trick, but you probably shouldn't trot it out during debate over repealing a state law that allows the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Because then you just look racist.

O'Brien recently told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee a story that she thought would bolster the position of those trying to repeal the bill. She recalled watching a Kansas City Community College student attempt to get financial aid without the identification she needed to do so. O'Brien said it was an example of an illegal trying to get aid. But how did she know this? By her skin color, that's how!

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Kris Kobach: Arizona-style immigration bill will be introduced in Kansas today, will 'very likely' pass

Posted By on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Kris Kobach predicts smooth sailing for an Arizona-style immigration bill in Kansas.
  • Kris Kobach predicts smooth sailing for an Arizona-style immigration bill in Kansas.

Well, that didn't take long at all: Less than two months into his tenure as Kansas secretary of state, illegal-immigration crusader Kris Kobach has already helped state lawmakers draft a knockoff of Arizona's controversial immigration bill.

Remember yesterday, when we told you how the Republicans' stronghold in Topeka meant certain and swift death for the recently introduced medical-marijuana bill? This is just like that, only the exact opposite.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Newsweek crowns Kris Kobach 'America's Deporter In Chief'

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Kris Kobach's national profile is about to grow.
  • Kris Kobach's national profile is about to grow.

Locally, everybody knows Kris Kobach. He's the granite-jawed savior of states struggling with large illegal-immigration populations that the federal government is too sheepish or ham-fisted to properly handle. Or he's the evil, scheming, nativist brown-people hater fixated on getting damnable aliens out of America's backyard. Whatever you think of him, you know who he is.

Nationally, however, Kobach isn't quite a household name. Folks in Chicago and Bangor probably aren't discussing Kobach's "papers, please" philosophy and shadowboxing with Kansas' nonexistent voter-fraud problems. But thanks to a solid profile in Newsweek, Kobach might be ready to make the jump to national anti-illegal celebrity. Maybe his handprints will be immortalized on the sidewalk outside FAIR's headquarters.

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