This Land is My Land, This Land is My Land
The anti-immigration fight has been moving beyond the borders. Increasingly, it's a debate that's happening in the American heartland. From the Wall Street Journal (free ...
An elderly woman's appointment to a local parks board doesn't normally generate controversy. But in Kansas City, Mo., Frances Semler's new position on the city's Parks and Recreation board has unexpectedly fanned the flames of the debate over illegal immigration.
The 73-year-old Mrs. Semler is an activist in the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a controversial volunteer civilian patrol formed two years ago to secure U.S. borders and crack down on illegal immigrants.
The article goes on to discuss the ins and outs of immigration in the Kansas City area. It's a really interesting read.
Kansas City has been home to a Mexican-American community for generations, but their population doubled between 1990 and 2005, and immigration opponents believe many of those newer arrivals are here illegally.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns1 hour ago
With Restorative Justice, Offenders Avoid Prison and Victims Get a Bigger Voice1 hour ago
Nevada Ends Segregation of Prisoners With HIV36 minutes ago
Campaign Signs Ruling From Supreme Court Pits Kansas Versus Its Cities21 minutes ago
Illinois Lawmaker Abruptly Leaves Office -- and Social Media7 minutes ago
States With Top Job Growth in the First Half of 20162 days ago