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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A local immigration activist says recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests across the Midwest have immigrant communities on edge.

Guadalupe Magdaleno is the executive director of Sunflower Community Action, a nonprofit advocacy group in Wichita. She says the reports of widespread enforcement by immigration officials have fueled fear and rumors.

“The community has been calling us nonstop," she says. "They have a lot of questions where they’re trying to find out if it’s true, what’s going on, and who are they after."

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Not only is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the thick of the latest national debate over immigration policy, he remains under consideration for a high-level job in the Trump administration.

Kobach Keeps Immigration On State Agenda

Feb 6, 2017
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is drafting bills to restrict illegal immigration in Kansas while he advises President Donald Trump on the same subject nationally.

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday asked commissioners for input on how to respond to a recent executive order on immigration. The county stands to lose millions in federal funding if it doesn’t comply with the controversial order.

WSU Students Rally In Response To Trump Immigration Order

Jan 31, 2017
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Dozens of people gathered at Wichita State University Tuesday to show support for Muslim, international and refugee students. Many held signs condemning President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily bans nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. 

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Kansas’ two Republican senators said Monday they support increased vetting of those entering the country, but want Congress involved in developing permanent policy changes.

Sen. Jerry Moran and Sen. Pat Roberts issued statements in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

A national immigration reform expert will lead an information session in Wichita tonight to answer questions about some of President Donald Trump’s recent orders.

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Wichita State University is offering a message of support to its international students and employees following the president’s executive order on immigration.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he supports President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the election.

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Local activist and educator Claudia Amaro says people in Wichita's Latino community have concerns with the Trump administration being in power next year.

After last week's presidential election, Amaro says she is hearing from the community. She says kids have talked about being bullied at schools, parents are wondering whether to rethink buying a home here, and that there's more talk about a wall being built along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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