Election 2016 Immigration

The Author of “Papers Please” Anti-Immigration Law Endorses Trump

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author or Arizona's "Paper Please" anti-immigration law, has endorsed Donald Trump for president because Mexico is going to pay for the wall.

I shit you not.

For me, the most important issue in the Republican presidential contest is immigration and its effect on our national security. On that issue Mr. Trump stands head and shoulders above the other candidates," Kobach said in a written statement. "He has made it clear that ramping up the enforcement of our immigration laws will be his top priority. And he has forcefully rejected the notion of giving amnesty to illegal aliens living in the United States." [...]

"On the subject of building the wall on our southern border, Mr. Trump is correct when he says that the United States has the ability to compel Mexico to pay for it," Kobach wrote.


This is the Kansas Secretary of State. The man in charge of elections. The man who was recently granted the power to prosecute "voter fraud" directly out of his office rather than through the state Justice Department.

He thinks Mexico is going to pay for a fucking wall.

In his heart of hearts, I imagine Kris Kobach's true loyalty lies with Ted Cruz and his campaign co-chair Steve "Calves the Size of Cantaloupes" King, but even Kobach recognizes that Cruz cannot defeat Trump.

I don't have data at my fingertips to prove it but my gut says any projection of what the Republican nominee's share of the Latino vote will be in November is probably grossly overestimated.

Mitt Romney won 27 percent of the Latino vote. Donald Trump may win 10 percent.

  • muselet

    On that issue Mr. Trump stands head and shoulders above the other candidates.

    Erm … that’s not his head.


  • Kris Kobach is one of the most unknown wreakers of havoc in this country of the last 20 years. He has drafted quite a few bills in several states for ALEC that have passed into law. SB1070 was only one of his abominations. Just heard on the radio the other day that SB1070 had a clause (still in effect in AZ) that any citizen could sue local governments if they failed to enforce immigration laws. Now let that sink in. If some bigoted ahole sees or even thinks that his local Chief of Police isn’t enforcing Federal laws (that he ironically isn’t authorized to enforce in the first f*cking place), said bigot could sue the ever lovin crap out of the City and the Police Department to try to force them to act. Which would mean stepping outside the bounds of their jurisdiction and could potentially bankrupt a struggling town (of which there is no shortage here in the great state of freedumb and cacti). Seems there was more stupid in SB1070 than I realized.

    • JMAshby

      Most of SB1070 was left intact, the Supreme Court ruled against the provision enabling checks for citizenship status during traffic stops

      And of course Jan Brewer endorsed Trump