Posted on August 11, 2017

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

Dan Riehl, Breitbart, August 11, 2017

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.”

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


He said the act addresses three basic questions regarding potential immigrants: is there a national security threat, will they displace American workers by driving down wages, and are they going to cost the taxpayers by going on the welfare rolls?

Kobach stated that “these are basic questions Americans have been asking throughout our history.”