Kansas AgSec seeks federal waiver for undoc. farm laborers

"There is little optimism Congress will sort out the politics of immigration anytime soon, but Rodman met several times with officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about launching a pilot program in Kansas. The idea is to place employers and undocumented immigrants in a special network organized by the state. It would give rise to a legal, straightforward manner of organizing existing immigrant labor.  It won't happen, of course, without a nod from the federal government.  "I need a waiver," Rodman said. "It would be good for Kansas agriculture."  So far, Homeland Security hasn't signaled approval. Those officials haven't closed the door either." - Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 28, 2012.