Boyda on borders

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.”

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