Monday, August 25, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration: Will It be Kobach versus Obama?



Rumors abound that President Obama is mulling over bold executive action on immigration. Reuters reports that opponents of his past immigration initatives, including Kris Kobac, are ready to fight back. Kobach, the Republican secretary of state of Kansas, is an architect of laws in several states and localities purporting to facilitate enforcement of the U.S. illegal immigration laws.

Obama has pledged to act alone in the face of congressional inaction on immigration reform, and an announcement could come in early September. Immigration advocates close to the White House are pressing for work permits and relief from deportation for up to 5 million people.

Kobach is likely to be at the forefront of any battle. Kobach is appealing dismissal of a lawsuit challenging teh 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  


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