Kris W. Kobach

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 …

EXCLUSIVE – Kobach: The Gun Confiscation Crusade Begins

The next chapter of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting saga has begun. Anti-gun interest groups and politicians have used the Parkland shooting to launch what, until recently, they regarded as a distant dream—a wave of state legislation authorizing the confiscation of firearms.

Rifles are piled up in the back of a Fulton County Sheriff's vehicle collected during a gun buyback, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Atlanta. The NAACP is looking to collect 1,000 firearms during the gun buyback which is part of NAACP programs centered on non-violence leading up to Martin Luther …

Exclusive – Kobach: FISA-Gate Makes Watergate Look Like Child’s Play

Many political scandals acquire the “–gate” appellation simply because they are scandals. They bear little similarity to the circumstances of the actual Watergate scandal itself. But the House Intelligence Committee memorandum on the abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the Obama FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) sheds light on a scandal that is strikingly similar to Watergate. Only it is far more sinister.

In this March 15, 1973, file photo President Nixon tells a White House news conference that he will not allow his legal counsel, John Dean, to testify on Capitol Hill in the Watergate investigation and challenged the Senate to test him in the Supreme Court. A feisty Nixon defended his …

Exclusive – Kobach: Bring the Citizenship Question Back to the Census

If you asked most people whether the federal government knows the number of citizens in the United States after each decennial census, they would answer yes. After all, that’s one of the main purposes of the census. Unfortunately, we don’t get that information.

A copy of a 2010 Census form is shown at a Census Day event. (Charlie Litchfield/Idaho Press-Tribune via AP)

Kobach: Democrats Putting Americans Last

The first month of 2018 has witnessed two major battles that may appear unrelated, but are in fact manifestations of the same surprising development – a significant number of leaders in the Democratic Party no longer see it as their duty to put American citizens first.

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Kris Kobach: No, We Don’t Have to Do a DACA or DREAM Amnesty

On Tuesday, President Trump hosted a rare televised meeting at the White House between Republican and Democratic lawmakers regarding a bill to grant an amnesty for the more than 886,000 illegal aliens covered by President Obama’s illegal DACA (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) executive action.

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