Missouri Senator Will Kraus

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Jefferson City – The Senate Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration, vice-chaired by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, will hold its second meeting to hear public testimony in Kansas City on Friday, Nov. 30, to study the topic of immigration in Missouri. The panel is chaired by Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue. Senator Kraus and committee member Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, will be in attendance.

“People on all sides of the current immigration issue see the need for reform,” said Sen. Kraus. “This hearing is intended to be an open discussion of what reforms will be most advantageous for Missouri.”

This Blue Ribbon Panel was officially created in August 2012. The panel will hold a total of three meetings in three separate locations: a St. Louis hearing was held Nov. 15, this hearing on Nov. 30, and an upcoming opportunity in Jefferson City on Dec. 13. The panel will issue a report, as deemed appropriate by a majority of the members, to the Senate President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate no later than Jan. 31, 2013.

Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration’s Second Meeting
Date: Friday, Nov. 30
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Room: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130

The Kansas City hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Witnesses may contact Mark Siettmann at (573) 751-1464 to notify the panel in advance that they plan to testify.