Kobach talks GOP into stricter immigration platform
“We recognize that if you really want to create a job tomorrow, you can remove an illegal alien today,” Kobach, an early endorser of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told the platform committee, Politico reported. “That is the way to open up jobs very quickly for U.S. citizen workers and lawfully admitted alien workers.”
Party members adopted Kobach’s amendment to the Republican Party platform (its list of official policy positions) that would:
Endorses Arizona-style immigration laws. The Hill reports: “The official party position now reads that ‘State efforts to reduce illegal immigration must be encouraged, not attacked,’ and says the Department of Justice should immediately drop its lawsuits against controversial state immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.”
Withholds federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” that shield undocumented immigrants from authorities and universities that offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.
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