Skip to comments.Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach To Lead Trump's Immigration Transition Team (YES!!)
Posted on 11/13/2016 12:33:09 PM PST by drewh
TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) A new President-elect. means new roles for Kansas politicians.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has advised Donald Trump on immigration for a while. Now, he's on Donald Trump's immigration transition team. The team helps transition President Barack Obama's policies to President-elect Donald Trump's policies.
"I'm a member of the immigration policy transition team and there's going to be a lot to do there in part because Mr. Trump and Mr. Obama are diametric opposites when it comes to immigration policy so there will be a lot of changes," Kobach said.
Kobach has supported Trump from the beginning. When asked, he said a border wall between the United States and Mexico is coming.
"There's no question the wall is going to get built. The only question is how quickly will it get done and who pays for it?" Kobach said.
That's just one of several issues the transition team will tackle along with figuring out how to reverse some of President Obama's immigration policies.
Kobach said he hasn't spoken with Trump personally since Tuesday's win, but he has been in contact with Trump's campaign staff.
He said though the job will take some of his time, it won't take him away from Kansas.
"The work I do with the transition team is just conference calls and email so it's actually people all over the country who are experts in immigration policy and immigration law just working together and talking on the phone," he said.
There have also been rumors Trump could choose Governor Sam Brownback as his agriculture secretary. Brownback's spokeswoman said the governor is focused on governing Kansas right now.
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We are moving very fast on this train headed to Make America Great Again...we have done a lot and it hasn’t even been a week...keep going like this and we are going to have the ‘first year of Trump’ in the first 100 days!!!
GO.TRUMP/PENCE.GO!!! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
I like how this is starting! wow...
This is very good.
I am not familiar with Kobach, what makes him solid on protecting Americans?
He spoke at a Lake of the Ozarks GOP dinner some months ago.
Awesome speaker. Confirmed conservative.
He’s an up and coming GOP presidential candidate.
Jose, you better start thinking about heading home your own way pretty soon...
Great staff lined up so far, let’s get more America loving Americans in the cabinet. I’d like to nominate me for Education Secretary. I could drive the AFT and NEA nuts... :-)
He’s been a leader getting voter ID in Kansas, as well as proof of citizenship...although the courts have screwed that up. He also helped put together Arizona’s immigration law.
Based on just that, I am now a fan.
“I like how this is starting! wow...”
The lefties must be getting suicidal. Well, even *more* suicidal than they already are from the election.
Have to share this with you.
At the polls on Tuesday, I came up to the registration table and showed the election worker my ID (driver license) (I don't have to show ID but I do it as a matter of course) and she told me, "Oh, you don't have to show your ID, that's the beauty of it."
Uh, "the beauty of it"?
Let's change that. Fast.
Anybody heard if Allen West is being considered for anything?
I am a big fan of West, but I don’t recall him being an enthusiastic passenger on the Trump train. Someone please correct me If I am wrong, but I remember not too long ago being disappointed with West over Trump.
“Id like to nominate me for Education Secretary.”
What would really drive them nuts would be to abolish the Dept. of Education. Wasn’t needed for 200 years, not needed now!
This is my SOS. He’s done an excellent job as Secretary of State. The local medias, like this station, slams him every chance they get, especially when it comes to voter ID and illegal immigration.
I’m sure it pains them to report this, lol.
Was not the message I was getting from West on Facebook.
Glad to hear that. I have always loved West and I thought he would like Trump given his stances on a variety of issues.
I might have made the mistake of listening to the MSM. They would take the slightest criticism and make an article out of it with a headline like “GOP Stalwart Upset with Trump.” They played that game so often it was difficult to follow.
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