If there’s one person Trump supporters want to see take over for Kirstjen Neilsen at the Department of Homeland Security, it’s Kris Kobach.
Kobach recently failed to become governor of Kansas after having served as the state’s secretary of state.
President Trump was rumored to be considering Kobach as his new “immigration czar” in recent days.
Now, Kobach has confirmed he has talked with the White House about becoming the next secretary of the DHS.
From Washington Examiner:
Kris Kobach said Tuesday he is eager to become President Trump’s Homeland Security secretary and confirmed he has been communicating with the White House about the job.
Kobach is emerging as the favorite of immigration hawks as Trump considers replacements for Kirstjen Nielsen. The former Kansas secretary of state, a Trump confidant on immigration matters, built his political career around advocating for curbing immigration into the United States, whether legal or illegal.
After the president fired Nielsen for, in his view, not cracking down on the flow of illegal migration across the Mexican border in a show of strength ahead of 2020, immigration restrictionists are hoping Kobach gets the nod — despite warnings from establishment Republicans that Senate confirmation would be an uphill battle.
“He’s got an important decision to make,” Kobach said of Trump, in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “If he wants to have me serve in this capacity, and thinks it would be the best thing for the country, I would certainly do so.”
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About a possible “czar,” via AP News:
The Trump administration is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate the president’s immigration policies across various federal agencies, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
President Donald Trump is weighing two potential candidates for the post: Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — two far-right conservatives with strong views on immigration, according to the people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the conversations publicly.
POTUS recently threatened to shut down the southern border.
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Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!