S.D. lawmakers, community leaders tour southern border
Sponsor says trip highlights the failure of the country's immigration system
MCALLEN, TEXAS – When you think of immigration and border politics, you don’t think of South Dakota first.
But Americans for Prosperity (AFP) argues that labor shortages plaguing the Rushmore state are proof of the impact that legal and illegal immigration has on the state, and they’re hoping a group of state lawmakers and dignitaries traveling to the border this week can glean the same.
“The key for me is that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the border or immigration policy all the way up in South Dakota,” House Majority Leader Will Mortenson told The Dakota Scout. “I am looking forward to seeing the situation firsthand and thinking about how it may be improved.”
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