Kris Kobach: RAISE Act Won’t Pass Unless Republicans Feel Heat from the Base

Breitbart | 8/11/2017 | Staff
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Kansas Secretary of State and Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Kris Kobach spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday regarding the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (“RAISE”) Act and its potential impact on America’s immigration system.

“I think it has a shot,” Kobach said as to the passing of the act, adding, “I wouldn’t say a long shot, but the odds are against it right now unless the base and red state Republicans can feel the heat from their constituents.”

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He repeatedly made it clear the act will not pass without active support from the Republican base.

“It looks at legal immigration, specifically green cards that we’ve been bringing into this country every year. And what many people don’t realize is that in the early 90s, we started doubling the number of green cards. These are legal permanent residents. Once they get in, they’re staying for the rest of your lives, and they eventually become citizens,” said Kobach.

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He pointed out the number has gone from 500,000 to about one million a year, and “the vast majority...
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