Kris W. Kobach

Articles by Kris W. Kobach

Kobach: Biden Would Have No Authority to Impose a National Mask Mandate

On Wednesday in Delaware, Joe Biden declared that he would impose a national mask mandate by executive order, enforce “uniform national guidelines” for dealing with the pandemic, establish “national criteria for opening schools,” and by implication take authority from the states in to address the pandemic.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Kobach: Chinese Nationals Are Evading the Travel Ban

On Friday, President Trump took a crucial step in protecting American citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.  He completed the closure of the land ports of entry into the United States to nonessential traffic. In other words, he closed the front door.

Passengers wear protective masks at Los Angeles international airport. New Zealand is seeking to bring back affected residents from Wuhan on a chartered Air New Zealand flight. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

Kobach: The Coronavirus Outbreak Presents a Compelling Argument for the Wall

The coronavirus outbreak continues to grow.  On Wednesday, 201 U.S. citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, arrived in the United States and were transported to the March Air Reserve Base in California, where they are being informally quarantined and monitored for a three-day period.

Funeral workers disinfect themselves after handling a virus victim in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation …

Kobach: The Founding Fathers’ Nightmare

As the impeachment star chamber of Adam Schiff continues in its secretive, one-sided manner, it’s worth pausing to consider what our country’s Founding Fathers would think of this spectacle.

"Washington, 2013" by gregorywass is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Kobach: Gun Control Lies that Democrats Will Tell in the Days Ahead

Before Congress took its August break, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that when the Senate returns, it will take up gun control in light of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. He said, “What we can’t do is fail to pass something.”

NAPLES, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 24: Guns stand for sale at a gun show on November 24, 2018 in Naples, Florida. According to recently released data from the U.S. centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides and homicides involving guns have been increasing in America. The report, which faced a large …

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.

Supreme Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

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 …