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Romney Should Not Adopt Dream-Act With 'Amnesty': Kris Kobach

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Sunday he would support a Republican-style Dream Act for undocumented immigrants, a plan he previously decried as "amnesty." But ...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Backs Away From Arizona Immigration Law Author

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas secretary of state and anti-undocumented immigration hawk Kris Kobach has said he's an adviser for the Mitt Romney campaign. T...

GOP Won't Solve Its Latino Voter Problem With Lamar Smith Calling the Shots on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Any attempt to amend or soften the Republican Party's immigration positioning runs smack dab into Smith, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee -- and the leading anti-immigrant lawmaker in Congress.

What's Romney's (Hispanic) Problem?

Leo Pierson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Leo Pierson

At the end of the election race, when Mitt Romney is alone in his thoughts, reflecting on how things went so wrong and at whom to point his finger to say, "This is all your fault!" He will have nobody to blame but himself and his entirely self-created "Hispanic Problem."

Ahead of Arizona Primary a Decline in Political Cachet of State Immigration Laws

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

It is disingenuous at best for the Republican Party to say out of one corner of their mouth that our immigration system is broken, then do everything they can to stop any wholesale fix. Our states and our country deserve better.

Law Tries To Make City Uninhabitable for Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 02.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Following recent clashes between anti-immigrant sentiment and the law, a U.S. District Court judge struck down the provisions of an ordinance this wee...

Rebutting Kris Kobach at CPAC

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Solving the illegal immigration problem requires solving the legal immigration problem. If a quick and legal pathway to immigrate similar to Ellis Island were revived, unauthorized immigration would virtually disappear.

Could Local Governments Become Incubators of Pro-Immigrant Laws

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

In the absence of any Congressional action on immigration reform, states have stepped into the void.

The Incredible Shrinking Rep. Lamar Smith

Frank Sharry | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Does anyone (besides Mitt Romney) listen to the chair of the House Judiciary Committee anymore? This week, Rep. Lamar Smith is looking especially desperate.

Immigration & Latino Voters in Nevada: Why the 2008 & 2010 Results Are More Instructive for November

Adam Luna | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Adam Luna

If there's one number that you need to know it's that in 2012, Latinos constitute 26 percent of the state's population. Latino Decisions estimates that Latinos will comprise 15 percent of Nevada's registered voters by the 2012 general elections.

John Celock

Dems Say Of GOP Immigration Proposals: 'It Is The Greatest Deal Of Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering...

Immigration Debate Gets Complicated In Kansas

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- An architect of state and local laws cracking down on undocumented immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but bus...

Controversy Over Kansas' Immigration Law

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

TOPEKA, Kan. -- An architect of state and local laws cracking down on illegal immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but business...

History Repeats Itself as Romney Takes a Hard-line on Immigration

Philip Wolgin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

Mitt Romney once tacitly supported immigration reform. Sadly, his recent embrace of hard-line positions is a show we've seen before and it targets the fastest-growing demographic in the country. He risks losing not only the Latino vote but many non-Latino voters as well.

Dave Jamieson

'Two-Faced' Romney Ripped In Florida Spanish-Language Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to exploit former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's potential weaknesses with Latino voters, the Service Employees International U...

Mitt Romney May Well Regret Kris Kobach's Endorsement

David Leopold | Posted 03.12.2012 | Latino Voices
David Leopold

By embracing Kris Kobach and the Arizona/South Carolina draconian immigration laws he authored, Romney has boxed himself into the dark, ugly corner of the fringe anti-immigrant crowd.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced on Wednesday an endorsement from Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who helped wr...

State Official Seeks Dramatic Change To Voter ID System

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The top elections official in Kansas said Tuesday that he'll push for a change in state law to start requiring some potential voters t...

John Celock

Kansas Official Pushes For Immigration Law Like Arizona's

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is promising to press several controversial immigration measures when the state legislature reconvenes in Januar...

John Celock

New Photo ID, Citizenship, Registration Laws Could Impact 5 Million Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- According to a new report, over five million voters could be denied the right to vote under new laws adopted in a dozen states. The s...

Lions and Tigers and Fraud, Oh My! Secretary of State Kris Kobach Is at It Again

Katie O'Connor | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Katie O'Connor

The report lists only 16 instances of noncitizen registration and zero instances of in-person voter impersonation fraud. Kobach is using a nuclear weapon to kill a fly (and telling you the fly is the size of Houston).

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's SB 1070 Takes Nativist Fever Nationwide

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger While Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, was far from the first controversial immigra...

Backwards Mentality of Some Kansas Politicians Not Representative of Us All...No, Really

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Montemayor

in Kansas we all don't subscribe to conspiracy theories regarding Obama's birth. Nor do we all take delight in placing special emphasis when pronouncing the president's middle name like it is some kind of scarlet letter.

Kris Kobach, Bush Lawyer, Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Arizona passed a law that handed local police unprecedented authority to investigate and arrest suspected illegal immigrants, the state ignited a...

Razing Arizona: Given Its Authors, New Law Is No Surprise

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

Given the author of Arizona's new law to legalize racial profiling, no one should be surprised about its draconian nature - or its intended targets.