Editors note: This post is cross-posted from my other blog Potomac Tea Party Report. Although Norquist is opposing Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s efforts largely related to illegal immigration, it raises questions related to refugee resettlement as well. Kansas is a prime destination target for refugee labor (mostly needed by meatpackers), so one wonders how they could be short of low-wage workers in Kansas. One would think that Kobach’s proposed bill would not in any way affect the legal immigrants other than to keep their wages up. So, I’ll bet that the big money behind Norquist’s visit to the state is coming from the meatpacking giants (more available laborers=lower wages).
And, one more thing! I have pages and pages of posts here on immigrant problems in Kansas. One of my favorites is the demand by Muslims in Garden City, KS (a meatpacking town) for their own publicly funded Muslim cemetery (see no assimilation even in death!)
Potomac Tea Party Report:
I know I am putting energy elsewhere these days [focusing more on refugees], but some things I can’t let go! This is one. I have a massive archive now on Grover Norquist and want to be sure it’s up-to-date.
It seems that Norquist was recently invited to Kansas to gin up the industry base (those looking for plentiful cheap labor) to oppose Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s efforts to get an Arizona-like law in place in Kansas. Some of you may have met Kobach in Frederick, MD in May 2011, here.
Before I tell you more about Norquist’s trip to Kansas, please see just a few of our previous posts on Norquist, friend of Islamists. See what Rep. Frank Wolf said about him on the House floor in 2011, here. See what Pamela Geller (in Maryland last week, btw) said about him here. From that 2010 post:
Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) has written an incredible expose today at American Thinker about Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, charging that he has for more than a decade helped Islamic supremacists get positions of power in Washington. She goes on to warn Tea Party activists that he is working to keep the Tea Party movement silent on issues involving national security and the war on terror.
And, who can forget that Norquist told Soros’ “Think Progress” that Shariah law was compatible with the US Constitution here in 2011.
For ambitious readers, here is our complete Grover Norquist archive.
Now back to Kansas.
From America’s Voice*, an open borders website, funded by George Soros, that has a new hero—Norquist! (Emphasis below is mine)
Poor Kris Kobach. It’s one thing to be maligned by people you hate and believe should self-deport, but it’s another thing to be called out by those who are supposed to be your friends.
Last week we wrote about how Kobach, the architect of state anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56, is determined to bring a similarly destructive law to Kansas. The Kansas Business Coalition for Immigration Reform—which includes groups like the Kansas Chamber, Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, and restaurant, construction, and agriculture groups—was alarmed at what Kobach’s legislation could mean for the economic climate in the state, and sponsored anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist to come to the state and give Kobach a dressing-down.
I can only guess that now that Norquist’s tax fighting image has been so tarnished by pledge defectors that he is moving on to other areas (immigration!) where he might wield power. I believe Norquist’s open borders goal isn’t to help the farmer milking cows and wanting cheap labor, it’s about getting his Muslim friends into the US. Kobach stands in his way.
*See America’s Voice entire profile here at Discover the Networks.