Kris Kobach on Immigration
Crack down on illegals in Kansas
Strong borders are essential to our nation and to our State. They are essential to fighting terrorism, essential to fighting crime, and essential to protecting American workers. Unfortunately, Kansas has become the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
We are the only state in the 5-state area that has done nothing to discourage illegal immigration. We can solve this problem in Kansas. But it takes leadership and political will. I'll get the job done.
Source: 2018 Kansas Governor website Kobach2018.com
, Aug 17, 2017
Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest
Kobach advised President Donald Trump on immigration policy throughout the 2016 campaign. Kobach, who is a figure of national controversy for his hardline stance on illegal immigration, called Kansas the "sanctuary state of the Midwest" and claimed that
the state spends hundreds of millions on public services for illegal immigrants. Kobach cited figures from the Federation for American Immigration Reform in support of this claim.
Kobach touted his role in crafting immigration laws around the country, including a 2010 Arizona law that critics say encouraged racial profiling by requiring law enforcement officers to determine
a suspect's immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion he or she is in the country illegally. Kobach has repeatedly rejected accusations of racial bias.
Source: Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race
, Jun 8, 2017
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