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Trump Immigration Adviser Kris Kobach Wrote the Book on Muslim Registry

Kobach is renowned as the mastermind behind the Republican Party's heavily contested anti-immigrant bills and restrictions on voter registration



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    President-elect Donald Trump is calling his transition process 'very organized' even as key figures are leaving and insiders are reporting internal turmoil. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016)

    The man who pushed and contributed to create a federal Muslim registry in the name of national security now has Donald Trump's ear as a top member of his transition team, NBC News reported.

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a policy wonk with a reputation for handcrafting the legal means to political ends, says he has a plan to help Trump pull off some of his most contentious campaign promises.

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    Trump has explored a variety of methods to vet potential terror threats, targeting specifically Muslims by proposing outright travel bans or creating a federal database of all people in the U.S. who practice Islam.

    Kobach told Reuters this week that Trump's immigrant transition team proposed drafting executive actions to reinstate a post-9/11 era program that registered immigrants and visitors from countries designated as havens for extremist activity.

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    President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Steve Bannon as senior advisor has drawn widespread criticism.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016)