Kris Kobach is the architect of the most racist law in modern America history. He devised Arizona’s S.B. 1070 law that gave police the power to stop people with brown skin or a foreign accent, demanding they prove their citizenship on the spot and jail them if they are unable to produce their citizenship paperwork. That bill quickly spread to six other states thanks to the Koch Industries-sponsored ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).
Getting rid of the undocumented workers in this country who build our homes, grow our food, process our meat will lead to economic ruin. Think your milk price is high now? Wait until there are no undocumented workers to underpay. How will we replace the $11.66 BILLION dollars they contribute in state and local taxes? Immigration needs to be fixed. Mass deportations are not the way. Tearing families apart is not the way. These actions will tear the very fabric of this immigrant nation apart.
And they aren’t making these policies up on the fly. Kris Kobach and other Republican officials have dug in deep with lobbyists who represent extreme right-wing views. They’ve been plotting and planning to take action for a very long time. Immigration, the environment, women’s right to choose—they have legislation to swiftly move through and they WILL enact it.