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Lynn Tramonte Reacts to Trump-Kobach Meeting

The following statement is a reaction from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the recent meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach:  “Kris Kobach dedicated the last decade and a half to dreaming up ways to make life miserable for immigrants, while basking in the applause of white nationalists. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: 12 Of The Worst Things About Top Trump Transition Advisor, Kris Kobach

Yesterday, Trump transition team member and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach informed Reuters that Trump transition team is discussing “drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries” and the construction of a border wall without congressional approval. As Trump considers Kobach for Attorney General, Gabe Ortíz of America’s Voice reminds us of … Continue reading »

12 Of The Worst Things About Top Trump Transition Advisor, Kris Kobach

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key member of Donald Trump’s transition team, said the President-elect’s Administration “is considering a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries and the construction of a border wall without congressional approval,” according to POLITICO. Additionally, McClatchy reports that Kobach is being floated as a possible pick for the next … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach for VP Would Make Official What Already Has Happened: Trump’s Mainstreaming of the Anti-Immigrant and White Nationalist Fringe

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is … Continue reading »

It’s Been A Very Bad Week For Anti-Immigrant Republicans Ken Paxton and Kris Kobach

Two Republicans who are supposedly big on the law are facing some big trouble of their own. This past Monday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed securities fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in federal court for “allegedly misleading investors in a technology company.”   Paxton allegedly raised nearly $900,000 for a … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Zealot Kris Kobach Endorses Trump, Underscoring Type of Endorsers Campaign is Attracting

Anti-immigrant zealot and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach today announced his endorsement of Donald Trump. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation” (attempting to make immigrants so miserable they decide to leave the country).  … Continue reading »

KC Star Blasts Kris Kobach For “Despicable Affiliation” With White Nationalists

Last week, the Center for New Community reported that Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach,spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists.  Kobach, one of the most extreme and vociferous anti-immigrant voices in the U.S., is a product of the Tanton network, which has deep ties to white nationalists. From CNC: On October 25, white nationalist … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach: Executive Action Will Lead to "Socialism," "Ethnic Cleansing"

Quite a few Congressional Republicans are losing it over President Obama’s upcoming executive order on immigration — but the one who takes the cake may be Kris Kobach, Kansas’ Secretary of State and the party’s notorious architect of all things anti-immigrant. Kobach has already cost Republicans one presidential election, and (along with Steve King and … Continue reading »

In Kansas, Kobach Wastes Taxpayer Money, Now "In the Fight of his Life”

Given his prominent anti-immigrant role, we’re always keeping an eye on the Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. Yesterday, Jen Hayden at DailyKos explained how he “continues to waste taxpayer money“: When the Democratic nominee, Chad Taylor, withdrew his name from the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Kris Kobach—the worst secretary of state in the … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Doesn't Golf Anymore — Because He's Too Busy Attacking Immigrants

Both the New York Times and Politico today have great pieces on Kris Kobach, America’s least favorite Secretary of State, and his unexpectedly tight reelection campaign this November.  A wide swath of Kansas voters are fed up with his extremism, his voter ID crusade, and his apparent preference for furthering anti-immigrant state laws across the country over actually fulfilling … Continue reading »