Kansas Rep. Anthony Brown tries to tag Arizona’s immigration law onto budget bill
Kansas lawmakers may be close to wrapping up this session but not if shit like this keeps coming up at the eleventh hour.
Kansas state Rep. Anthony Brown tried to amend a budget bill to include the newly passed, Kris Kobach penned Arizona immigration law, which gives Arizona police the power to arrest anyone they believe to be
immigrants (with “reasonable suspicion,” of course) who cannot show
proof of citizenship during the course of a law enforcement action, such
as a traffic stop.
Brown’s immigration play came at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and failed due to procedure — you can’t attach policy to appropriations.
Brown, like a good movie villain, threatened to pick up the fight another day.