At a a hearing about a Kansas statute that allows children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public universities, Native American Rep. Ponka-We Victors (D-Wichita) went after anti-immigrant, Secretary of State Kris Kobach. That would be the same Kobach who wrote state laws like SB 1070 in Arizona and another in Alabama.
Via the Topeka Capital-Journal has this stand-out quote from the state representative:
“I think it’s funny Mr. Kobach, because when you mention illegal immigrant, I think of all of you.”
How’s that shoe feel on the other foot, Mr. Kobach?
Wednesday’s hearing on House Bill 2192 would have repealed a nearly 10-year-old statute that allows students who graduate from Kansas high schools and have lived in Kansas for at least three years to pay in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges, regardless of residency status.
Kobach, a lightning-rod for controversy on immigration issues, told the committee federal law conflicts with that statute.
He quote: “U.S. citizens should always come first when it comes to handing out government subsidies.”
Guess whose quote got applause. Hint: It wasn’t Kobach’s.
How’s that reachy-outy thing workin’ for ya, GOP?