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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 »

New Republic: Why Kris Kobach's Reelection Race in Kansas is a Must-Watch

In the immigration reform world, we know Kris Kobach well.  He was Mitt Romney’s immigration advisor and partly responsible for Romney’s ill-fated espousal of self-deportation.  He was the architect of incredibly anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56, which punitively targeted and terrorized immigrants before they were largely struck down by the Supreme Court. … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Fighting Executive Action on National Front, Reelection Campaign Back Home

All rumors indicate that a major executive announcement from President Obama on immigration is forthcoming, and anti-immigrant extremists are preparing their response.  Members of Congress like Steve King and Marco Rubio are already threatening another government shutdown this fall if Obama takes action.  And the anti-immigrant movement’s “go-to guy” on immigration-related lawsuits, Kris Kobach, is also scheming to “torpedo” … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Primary Challenger: 'Quit Doing Immigration on Our Dime'

Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach is famous for being the architect of the Arizona and Alabama anti-immigrant laws (SB 1070 and HB 56) — and for pushing anti-immigrant laws onto states when he’s supposed to be working for Kansas. He’s facing reelection this year though, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Kobach is drawing challengers … Continue reading »

Alternate History: Glenn Beck, Kris Kobach Compare Immigration Protesters to KKK, Kobach to MLK

Opponents of immigration reform are getting ever wackier. On Monday, we wrote about a protest in Kansas that took place over the weekend at Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s house.  The peaceful protest (you can see video here) left pairs of shoes at Kobach’s doorstep, to signify all the individuals and families that he and … Continue reading »

300 Protestors Demonstrate at Kris Kobach's House; Kobach Issues Gun Threat

Kris Kobach may be AWOL from the immigration debate this year, but he hasn’t been forgotten. 300 protestors from Sunflower Community Action and other pro-immigration reform groups gathered outside of Kobach’s Kansas home this weekend, chanting and calling on him to change his stance on deportations.  They also left pairs and pairs of empty shoes … Continue reading »

Sunflower Community Action Demonstrates Against Kris Kobach: "His Policies Do Not Represent Kansas Values"

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigrant ultra-extremist who is responsible for state laws like Arizona’s SB 1070, hasn’t been much seen or heard from in the current immigration debate.  And if the Kansas-based grassroots group Sunflower Community Action has anything to say about it, he’ll stay out of the picture. Late last week, … Continue reading »

Grover Norquist: Anti-Immigrant Laws Bad for Economy, Dismisses Kobach as Part of "Vocal Minority"

Poor Kris Kobach.  It’s one thing to be maligned by people you hate and believe should self-deport, but it’s another thing to be called out by those who are supposed to be your friends. Last week we wrote about how Kobach, the architect of state anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56, … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Continues Anti-Immigrant Crusade; Wants Kansas to Pass "Self-Deportation" Law and Punish DREAMers

Mississippi, well-aware of how HB 56 in Alabama turned out, is wary of proceeding with its own anti-immigrant bills.  Texas is backing away from last year’s push to crack down on immigrants.  Even Georgia is seeking to make changes to its current legislation. Kansas, however, it seems is another matter.  The home state of Kris … Continue reading »

Kansas Rep. Virgil "Let's Hunt Down Immigrants" Peck Shot Down for Leadership Position

First, a California Republican group refused to support Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-CA)’s exploratory bid to become governor.  Now, Kansas lawmakers have voted against elevating state Rep. Virgil “Let’s Shoot Immigrants from Helicopters” Peck to the position of assistant majority leader.  Republicans nationwide and at the state level are realizing that they must do better with … Continue reading »