Boyda on borders
Those who feared that Republican losses on Election Day might lead to amnesty for illegal aliens, the Kansas City Star reports, should read the Web site of Rep.-elect Nancy Boyda, Kansas Democrat.
Mrs. Boyda defeated Republican Rep. Jim Ryun by fewer than 8,000 votes on Nov. 7.
The Democrat’s campaign Web site states her immigration position: “Crack Down on Illegal Im- migration — When American corporations knowingly or negligently hire illegal workers, they lure immigrants into America, weaken our borders, and create unfair wage competition for American workers. This is unacceptable.”
The Star reports: “In Kansas’ 2nd District, ‘they don’t want something that even looks like amnesty,’ said Boyda, who said she would oppose a guest-worker program. [. . .]
“Her district stretches from southeast Kansas through Topeka and Manhattan. ‘We’re the recipients of the short end’ of a cheaplabor economy that presses down on wages of U.S. citizens, she said. ‘We don’t have large packing plants or fields picked by hand.”
Democratic leaders, Mrs. Boyda added, “are sending me a clear message to reflect my district.”