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AP FACT CHECK: Kansas not the 'sanctuary state' of Midwest


CHICAGO (AP) — One of Republican Kris Kobach's favorite slogans in his campaign for governor is that Kansas is the "sanctuary state of the Midwest."

Kobach has repeated it on Twitter, Facebook, in news interviews and on his campaign website. But the facts about the state's immigration policies and undocumented immigration population suggest otherwise. Kobach, a national champion of tougher immigration laws and an adviser to President Donald Trump on the issue is challenging Republican Governor Jeff Colyer in the Aug. 7 primary.

A look at the claim:

KOBACH: "Kansas is the sanctuary state o...

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