Tag: Kris Kobach

These Anti-Immigrant Organizations Are Behind the Effort to Derail Executive Action on Immigration

These Anti-Immigrant Organizations Are Behind the Effort to Derail Executive Action on Immigration

The tentacles of the modern anti-immigrant movement in the United States extend far and wide, but they emanate from a single source: John Tanton—a white nationalist trying his hardest to ensure that racial and ethnic minorities, fed by immigration and relatively high birth rates, don’t one day outnumber non-Latino whites. Tanton’s racist vision of the […]

Continue Reading

Nativists Line Up in Support of Trump’s Presidential Campaign

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Elections, Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments
Nativists Line Up in Support of Trump’s Presidential Campaign

If one is judged by the company one keeps, then Donald Trump needs some new friends. The now-undisputed frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary campaign has been receiving endorsements from a rogue’s gallery of nativists. Not surprisingly, Trump and his buddies fail to offer any constructive, realistic, or humane means of fixing the myriad problems […]

Continue Reading

Local Anti-Immigrant Laws Die as More States and Municipalities Pursue Pro-Immigrant Policies

Local Anti-Immigrant Laws Die as More States and Municipalities Pursue Pro-Immigrant Policies

The Supreme Court announced this week that it would not review the appeals of lower-court decisions finding that local anti-immigrant ordinances passed by Farmers Branch, Texas and Hazleton, Pennsylvania were unconstitutional infringements on federal immigration law. The laws would have required private landlords to verify the immigration status of tenants and penalized them for renting […]

Continue Reading

Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska, has become ground zero for one of the longest-standing anti-immigrant experiments in the United States. In 2010, the small, Midwestern town of 26,000 voted on an ordinance that would create unwieldy and costly housing permits to verify the immigration status of all Fremont renters and would force businesses to use E-Verify (an electronic […]

Continue Reading

Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Written by on April 23, 2013 in Enforcement, Reform with 1 Comment
Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

With an immigration reform bill beginning to move through the Senate, one would expect a little originality from the nativists trying to stop it. After all, if “enforcement first” and “self-deportation” haven’t worked yet, perhaps it’s time to try something new. And yet the same dusty old arguments were on display among the nativists who […]

Continue Reading

Federal Judge Leaves Anti-DACA Lawsuit Hanging By a Thread

Written by on January 30, 2013 in DACA/DAPA, Enforcement, State and Local with 6 Comments
Federal Judge Leaves Anti-DACA Lawsuit Hanging By a Thread

Lost amidst coverage of recent immigration reform proposals was a ruling issued last Friday in Kris Kobach’s legal crusade against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lawsuit, filed last summer in a federal court in Dallas, alleges the program violates an obscure provision of the immigration laws that supposedly prohibits immigrants who […]

Continue Reading

A Clash of Conservatives in Kansas

Written by on January 16, 2013 in Business & the Workforce, Immigration 101, Reform with 0 Comments
A Clash of Conservatives in Kansas

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist came to Topeka this week to serve as a counterweight to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the national debate over immigration reform. Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, is best known for persuading congressional Republicans to sign his anti-tax pledge. However, he is also an opponent of […]

Continue Reading

Immigration Expert Exposes Legal Flaws in Anti-DACA Lawsuit

Written by on January 7, 2013 in DACA/DAPA, Detention, Enforcement with 1 Comment
Immigration Expert Exposes Legal Flaws in Anti-DACA Lawsuit

Shortly after the administration began accepting applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Kris Kobach—the author of Arizona SB 1070 and other notorious state immigration laws—filed a lawsuit on behalf of ten disgruntled immigration agents seeking to halt the program in its tracks.  The lawsuit has largely been viewed as a politically […]

Continue Reading

Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Written by on November 26, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, State and Local with 2 Comments
Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Despite a general consensus that adopting “self-deportation” as immigration policy helped sink Mitt Romney’s White House aspirations, the architect of this philosophy, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, isn’t ready to give in. Kobach doesn’t seem to care that most in his party have awakened to the fact that they are in a “death spiral” […]

Continue Reading

Kansans Push for Kobach Recall

Written by on October 10, 2012 in Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, State and Local with 0 Comments
Kansans Push for Kobach Recall

Activists in Kansas are mounting a campaign to recall the state’s Secretary of State and notorious immigration restrictionist Kris Kobach.  According to the Associated Press, there is a movement to collect signatures to recall him.  For months, several groups have held rallies and press conferences, accusing Kobach of spending too much time working on his […]

Continue Reading

Top