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Mel Martinez: Romney won't support attrition as president ("self deport", Jeb Bush, Kobach) - 08/28/12

... the issue forward." Asked about Kris Kobach, Martinez says: "I don't know how big of an advisor he is. I know that I've given [Romney] advice on the issue of immigration, and so I hope that I'm also an advisor. I think a candidate takes advice from a lot of different people. When you're running for office it's an addition game, you're trying to add people, not segregate people and say 'I don't...

Immigration agents sue over Obama's DREAM Act amnesty (Kris Kobach, ICE) - 08/23/12

... proceedings. The lead attorney is Kris Kobach, also an arms-length advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign and whose immigration planks were recently added to the GOP platform. He says: "ICE is at a point now where agents are being told to break federal law, they’re pretty much told that any illegal alien under age of 31 is going to be let go. You can imagine, these law enforcement officers are...

GOP platform supports Arizona-style laws, but includes guest worker program - 08/21/12

... Utah. [The] amendment (put forward by Kris Kobach), which is now official party policy, also includes calls to withhold federal funding for any universities that provide in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants as well as "sanctuary cities" that refuse to enforce state and federal laws on immigration, and calls for the government to complete construction of a fence along the Mexican border...

Fareed Zakaria's GPS Road Map for immigration (CNN, Bloomberg, globalism, Kobach) - 06/06/12

... Immigration Work". One guest is Kris Kobach, and having someone who's good on immigration on is definitely a step up from how things normally work. However, other guests aren't good at all on immigration, including Michael Bloomberg. Based on the press release alone, it's obvious this is going to be an immigration booster extravaganza, with Zakaria bringing on those who are on the wrong side and...

Mitt Romney *might* make immigration attrition national policy (Kobach) - 02/25/12

... quit the country every year. Kris Kobach, the source of some of Romney's most controversial ideas on immigration, has told the Guardian that he has been in direct discussions with the presidential candidate about possible changes to federal policy should Romney win the Republican nomination and go on to take the White House. The changes would see "attrition through enforcement" – the state-level...

Antonio Villaraigosa to attack Mitt Romney on immigration (racist dog whistle?) - 02/08/12

... for him." (note: a reference to Kris Kobach First, given things like this, it's an open question whether Villaraigosa's use of "beyond the pale" is a racist dog whistle of some kind. In any case, what the Romney campaign should do in cases like this is to discredit those making such remarks. In the case of Antonio Villaraigosa that should be easy given his radical background; see the dozens of...

David Axelrod, Stephanie Cutter of Obama campaign lie about Kris Kobach ("plague", immigration, Mitt Romney) - 01/11/12

... about Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Others joined in, including Former Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Cutter tweeted the following: Can't make this up. Mitt rolls out span-language ads today, then touts support of KS Sec St Kris Kobach, who called immigration a plague. A search through several sites failed to turn up such a quote, and that's because Kobach never said that. Instead...

Legal Workforce Act: too many concessions to US Chamber of Commerce? (eVerify, HR 2164) - 06/18/11

... on the anti-LFA side include Kris Kobach (link) and Russell Pearce (link). You can read the PDF with the bill here and a PDF with a summary here. I'm tilting slightly to the FAIR side of things, but it's important to note that bills like this might not work or would be less effective because few are willing to do the necessary, fundamental work first. Namely, discrediting those who enable,...

Supreme Court lets states give in-state tuition to illegal aliens (California) - 06/06/11

A California law lets illegal aliens get in-state tuition rates which, as described on the DREAM Act page, allows illegal aliens to deprive some citizens of college or get a better rate on college than some citizens. The US Supreme Court earlier today refused to hear a challenge to California's law [1]. That has the effect of allowing California to continue giving citizens of other countries who...

Illegal aliens can get in-state college tuition, California Supreme Court says (ACLU, MALDEF) - 11/16/10

... the attorney for the plaintiffs Kris Kobach says he'll appeal the decision. On the other side, the American Civil Liberties Union, MALDEF, and school administrators cheered the decision. (quotes to follow) -------------- [1] From courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S167791.PDF The main legal issue is this: [8 U.S.C. S 1623, link] provides that an alien not lawfully present in this country shall...

2010 Elections: Tea Party wins some, loses some, does somewhat less damage than feared - 11/03/10

... UPDATE 2: Good-on-immigration Kris Kobach won Kansas Secretary of State. And, from this: Of all the possible changes to come out of the election, the biggest potential shift in immigration policy will probably come from which party controls the House. Now that change is official: Republicans will lead the House, meaning immigration legislation will be in the hands of likely Speaker John Boehner...

FAQ on Arizona's immigration law corrects misconceptions (Kobach) - 04/29/10

Kris Kobach - one of the authors of the new Arizona immigration law - corrects some misconceptions about the law here. The FAQ where he answers common misconceptions about the law is below. If you would like to do something effective, please see the entries on the Arizona page, many of which have steps you can take such as contacting someone who's lied about the law and so on. Linking someone's...

Obama administration considers suing Arizona over immigration law; preemption (+Kornblut, Markon wrong) - 04/28/10

... happen in the Arizona case... ...Kris Kobach, who helped draft the legislation, said similar preemption arguments failed when Arizona passed a 2007 law that sanctioned employers for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. "They tried this on for size already, and it failed," said Kobach, a senior Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration who is now a constitutional law...

Arpaio deputies to get private training in enforcing immigration law; ACLU outraged (Kobach) - 02/10/10

... for Attorney General of Kansas Kris Kobach will be providing the training (with his costs self-funded or paid by an unknown group), causing a meltdown among the supporters of illegal activity: Alessandra Soler Meetze, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, said Kobach is not qualified to offer the training... "He's a private individual, he's not a law-enforcement...

University of Nebraska sued for giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens (Kobach; again) - 01/25/10

From this: (Attorney Kris Kobach) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the validity of a 2006 Nebraska law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition... The lawsuit names the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and other state college boards as defendants. ...[His earlier] attempt to challenge Kansas' in-state immigration tuition law in federal court fell flat, when the...