Kris W. Kobach

Kobach: Why the Citizenship Question Is So Important

The Supreme Court decided Department of Commerce v. New York, regarding the Trump Administration’s effort to restore to the decennial census the simple question of whether a person is a citizen of the United States.

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Kobach: Trump’s Victory May Have Saved the Cross

The Supreme Court rejected a First Amendment challenge brought by the atheist American Humanist Association against the Bladensburg Peace Cross – a 32-foot high granite and cement cross built in 1925 as a tribute to those who died in World War I.

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Kobach: What We Need from Mexico

On Thursday, President Trump announced the imposition of progressively-mounting tariffs on imported Mexican goods.  The tariffs begin at 5% on June 10; then they climb to 10% on July 1, 15% on August 1, 20% on September 1, and 25% on October 1.

This May 29, 2019 photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. Video shows them going under a chain-link fence to the U.S., where …

Exclusive: Kobach – Three Steps to Solve the Border Crisis

The President’s declaration of a national emergency at the border is increasingly looking like an understatement.  Caravan after caravan of illegal aliens from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador pushes toward our border. Mexico is warning that the “mother of all caravans” – over 20,000 people – is gathering in Honduras.

Honduran migrants walk along the roadside through Esquipulas, Guatemala, as they make their way toward the U.S. border, early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed into Guatemala.

Kobach: If You Wanted to Pass a Law to Encourage Voter Fraud

On a party line vote, Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, or “For the People Act of 2019.” It is a massive federal intrusion into the states’ constitutionally-protected realm of regulating and maintaining voter rolls.

Voters cast their ballots at the Legion Hall in Van Meter, Iowa. Congressman David Young is in a tight race against Cindy Axne in Iowa's 3rd District.

Kobach: Democrats Finally Acknowledge That Voter Fraud Exists

Not so long ago, prominent Democrats were insisting that voter fraud did not exist in the United States. Others conceded that it existed, but that it was so rare as to be irrelevant to the outcome of elections. Liberal media sources like U.S. News scoffed that looking for voter fraud was like going on a “unicorn hunt.”

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Kobach: The Mask Comes Off the Open Borders Movement

Over the past weekend, open borders activists held rallies around the country to protest the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws and call for the end of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Protesters carried signs saying “abolish ICE.”

A left-wing protester calling for abolishing ICE and opening up the United States border to illegal aliens. (Credit: Matt Perdie/Breitbart News)

Kobach: A Victory for Clean Elections and a Defeat for Judicial Activism

On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most important judicial decisions of the year. The Court decided Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, et al., holding that Ohio did not violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) when it used voters’ failure to vote for two years as a trigger to contact them to see if they has moved out of the state.

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Kobach: A Perfect Pardon

Last week, President Trump pardoned Dinesh D’Souza – an accomplished conservative author, pundit, filmmaker, and scholar. It was a perfect example of how the pardon power is supposed to be used.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Dinesh D'Souza at the 'America' film premiere at Regal Cinemas LA Live in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2014. Credit: mpi86/MediaPunch /IPX

Exclusive – Kobach: A Huge Victory for States’ Rights and the Tenth Amendment

There has been a great deal of media coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited sports betting in most states. The decision, Murphy v. NCAA, struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) which generally prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling.

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Kobach: States, Too, Should Cut Their Income Taxes

On Tax Day 2018, millions of Americans filed their tax returns, looking forward to a much better Tax Day in 2019 due to the Trump Tax Cut. They are already enjoying the smaller federal tax withholdings from their paychecks.

An IRS 1040 form, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, is shown on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in New York. Leading automated financial advisers — often called “robo-advisers” — such as Wealthfront and Betterment tout daily tax-loss harvesting as a way to significantly increase your returns. But independent research suggests the …