Council Votes Down E-Verify

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

A controversial Topeka City Council vote brought out dozens of people to its meeting on Tuesday. And they spoke their mind.

Dozens showed up, and 17 people spoke during public comment, which lasted about two hours.

They were up-in-arms about E-Verify, which would require anyone who contracts with the city to register using their social security number.

Proponents of the system say it would have kept Topeka jobs out of the hands of illegal immigrants, and would provide an extra measure of security.

Opposition said it is invasive, and is another example of the federal government trying to interfere with local businesses.

The vote was 8-to-1. Click the video for reaction from the meeting.


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