Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has instituted numerous suits regarding illegal immigrants, as well as assisting or advising others, and other states.
The man appears to hate — HATE — illegal immigrants, and he appears to be of the mindset of far too many Republicans: A situation is either black or white, with no middle ground.
If he is truly angry about “illegal immigrants”, perhaps he should represent Native Americans in an effort to force all of THEIR illegal immigrants, who have irreparably damaged the Native Americans, to leave the country.
The Washington Post has run a relatively mild article about the guy, presenting only his perspective; it’s a largely one-sided, unbalanced, minimalist softball piece.
The Southern Poverty Law Center offers a more truthful and comprehensive portrait of the man who may very well be, in my opinion, the nation’s greatest hater of immigrants, a man who has undoubtedly caused millions misery and states possibly millions of dollars in legal action expenses.
In another article, the Southern Poverty Law Center writes:
Kobach’s affiliation with FAIR is important. For most of the last three decades, FAIR has been working, as its founder John Tanton once wrote, to preserve “a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.” Although the organization is typically less than candid about its motives, its president, Dan Stein, has sounded similar notes. In a heretofore unknown oral history housed in a university library, Stein expressed his anger at the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which sought to end a longstanding and racist system of quotas. President Lyndon B. Johnson, in signing the act, had celebrated the demise of the old racist system, saying that “it will never again shadow the gate to the American nation with … prejudice.” Stein didn’t see it that way. The act, he said, was a “key mistake” in American policy forced by people who sought “to retaliate against Anglo-Saxon dominance” and create “chaos.”
Considering his seeming fixation on attacking immigrants, and his association with controversial anti-immigrant groups, I have to wonder if Kris Kobach is a white supremacist at heart. But then, he’s a Republican, and that explains much, as well. The political party of the old white males fears its fate with the browning of America.