Potential Trump Cabinet Pick Reveals DHS Plans in Photo
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a pick for head of the Department of Homeland Security, revealed some of his potential plans for the department on Monday.
— CJOnline (@CJOnline) November 21, 2016
The Hill reports:
A photo taken by an Associated Press photographer shows Kobach shaking Trump’s hand while holding a binder and papers. The papers face the camera and, according to a report from The Topeka Capital-Journal, reveal plans to question “high-risk” immigrants over support for Sharia law and the U.S. Constitution. A bullet point says “Bar the Entry of Potential Terrorists.”
The Topeka-Journal also noted that the document calls for an update and reintroduction of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration system, originally implemented after 9/11. It mentioned “extreme vetting questions” for “high-risk aliens” as well.
Kobach’s papers also suggest eliminating Syrian refugee intake.
Kobach’s positions line up with what he and Trump have previously suggested on the campaign trail.
Reports on Sunday said Kobach and Trump met for just under an hour at Trump’s private golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Kobach advised Trump on immigration throughout his campaign and was one of 12 individuals to meet with Trump on Sunday about the transition.
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