Immigration is in issue at every level of our government. Earlier this year Kansas City was a potential host for two different groups with opposing views on immigration. The city lost both conventions. La Raza moved their convention to San Diego and the Minuteman Project never scheduled a convention.
Minteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrist states he called Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser to convince him of the economic value his 20 to 40 thousand member group could bring.
In Branson immigration has been a topic of debate. Two alderman have been vocal on the topic. Alderman Stephen Marshall supports a strong guest worker program while Alderman Jack Purvis has been the most vocal on immigration enforcement.