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County’s immigration resolution just wasted time

Both sides spoke highly Wednesday of the conversations that occurred after the Sedgwick County Commission tabled an immigration resolution on June 22. But it hardly mattered in the end, as commissioners predictably approved the resolution 3-2 Wednesday – and after two long public hearings and debates rather than one. All the resolution does is put the county on record as favoring punitive measures against undocumented residents, including babies and teenagers. Never mind that immigration is a federal issue, and that nothing the county does is likely to lead to eligibility changes for the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program or to the repeal of the state law enabling certain undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition rates. – Rhonda Holman