This Johnson County city could be impacted by new Kansas immigration law

Roeland Park entrance sign

Roeland Park passed a "safe and welcoming" ordinance in 2020. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Roeland Park’s “safe and welcoming” ordinance, which has been on the books for more than a year, could be impacted by a new state law recently signed by Gov. Laura Kelly.

What is the law: HB 2717, among other provisions, prohibits municipalities from “preventing the enforcement of federal immigration laws.”