Republican Platform Supports Completion of US-Mexico Border Fence

While plans for the Republican’s national convention – scheduled for next week in Tampa – include a concerted effort to win over Latino voters, a committee has overwhelmingly approved a tough position on immigration as part of the GOP platform.

The platform stance on immigration is the brainchild of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the chief architect of the country’s most controversial state immigration laws, including Arizona’s SB 1070, key parts of which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down.

The stance supports completion of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, supports E-Verify, a program in which employers check a person’s eligibility to work in the United States through a computer database that includes Social Security and immigration records, but opposes in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors, as well as other policies or programs that give breaks to those who are here illegally.



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