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Kansas Democrats Call GOP Immigration Bill "Extreme"

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats say that an immigration bill before the state legislature is prejudicial and extreme.  The lawmakers said in a news conference Thursday that a bill that would deny benefits to people who entered the U.S. illegally amounted to an overreach by Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who advocated for it.  A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked an executive order Tuesday that would have protected as many as 5 million people from being deported. Kobach said at a news conference Tuesday that the order vindicated his proposal to bar immigrants who entered illegally from receiving driver's licenses or other benefits.  Despite the ban, the Kansas Democratic Party plans to organize clinics to help those who entered the U.S. illegally to naturalize according to a path provided by the order.


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