Story 4 Sam in the Snow
Summer, 2002: Instead of immigration reform,
the White House proposes the creation of a Department of
Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is the one Republican
senator who doesn’t fall in line— and they need his vote.
Through the summer he fights for a better deal for refugees
and asylum seekers, but once Republicans take decisive
control of the Senate in November midterms, his leverage
is gone, he has his own re-election to think about, and
immigration is not playing well in Kansas.