Kansas City Mayor Says “All Are Welcome, In K.C.”

All are welcome in Kansas City” – that’s the message from KC Mayor Quenton Lucas in a social media post this week after visiting New York City to discuss immigration issues with Mayor Eric Adams and Denver Mayor Mike Johnston. Bloomberg (dot) com reports that Lucas is trying to persuade migrants who are eligible to work to come to KC and help offset the city’s labor shortage. He said on Missourinet affiliate KCMO that his invitation is for those lawfully present in the U.S.:

He points out the need for workers to build a battery plant for Panasonic and to build other new centers in the region. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, who’s running for governor, called Lucas’ proposal “crazy.”