Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kris Kobach is One Attorney Who is Using His Influence For Good

I’d like to highlight Kris W. Kobach for his efforts to enforce the law. I mean this sincerely when I say that Kris Kobach is a modern day patriot. It seems like everywhere you turn our elected officials are selling this country down the river. If Kobach was running for President not only would I vote for him but I’d even have his bumper sticker on my car. This guy’s resume is insanely impressive. He graduated from Harvard University with highest distinction in 1988 and at the top of his class in the Harvard Government Department. In 1988, the British government awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which took him to England for post-graduate study. In 1992 he received his doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. In 1995 he received his J.D. from Yale Law School. While at Yale, he taught undergraduates in the Yale Political Science Department, and in 1994 he won the Prize Teaching Fellowship, an award based on student nominations and faculty review. He also served as notes development editor on the Yale Law Journal. Kobach is currently a professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.
Kobach has litigated a number of high-profile lawsuits in the field of immigration. He is lead attorney representing the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in its defense of an ordinance that prohibits the employment of illegal aliens by businesses and prohibits the harboring of illegal aliens by landlords. He also represents U.S. citizen students challenging state policies that grant resident tuition rates to illegal aliens in Kansas and California. He is Senior Counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a Washington, DC-based legal advocacy organization that represents U.S. citizens in immigration-related cases across the country
Kobach has expressed dismay with Utah’s Assistant Attorney General Bill Evans’ opinion about whether or not Utah violates any laws by giving illegal aliens in state tuition. A law granting in-state tuition to undocumented students is legally sound, according to the Utah Attorney General's Office. "This statute, as I understand it and read it, seems completely consistent and compliant with those federal laws," Evans said. "It doesn't violate any (federal) law that we're aware of." Bill let’s take a look at what a state like Utah is doing when it gives in state tuition. It is spending the tax money of hard working Utahans to offset true cost of putting illegal aliens through college. AND TO WHAT END???!!! When these illegal aliens graduate from Utah colleges they cannot legally work in the state of Utah!!! These newly minted illegal-alien Utah college grads (thanks to Utah citizens) can’t work in the state of Utah and they can’t even legally work in any state in the country. If these illegal aliens buy fake ID’s (as most do) to find work then they are felons. So either Utah taxpayers are helping illegals graduate from college when then can’t work or taxpayers are subsidizing and assisting felons. How is it fair that hard working Americans pay for illegal alien’s tuition?
Tomorrow morning when you’re driving down the freeway at 5 mph on your way to work that you’re helping pay the tuition of some deserving illegal alien. How deserving are these illegal aliens who get their tuition subsidized? In the state of Utah if you have illegally been living in the state and going to high school (thanks Utah tax payers!) So in Utah the longer you break the law and the more laws you break the more you are rewarded!!! I think the fact that the illegal aliens have already received (up to 13 years) of free schooling is enough.
Two years ago a joint Education Committee had voted 17-3 to recommend repealing the law, after hearing from Kris Kobach, lead attorney for students paying out-of-state tuition suing Kansas over a similar law. Kobach on Wednesday called Evans' opinion "surprisingly superficial," saying A federal judge has dismissed the Kansas lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to sue. That decision is under appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which also oversees Utah cases. Kobach is also an attorney in a similar lawsuit filed in California state court.
"I'd like to see Utah correct its error on its own, rather than be forced to do so by a court," Kobach said. "The Legislature is betting, potentially, millions of dollars that the Utah statute will stand up in court. Frankly, that's not at all clear." But have no fear Utah citizens Evans, says the Attorney General's Office is confident that Utah's law will stand up in court. "We don't think those threats are really terribly concerning," Evans said. Thanks, Bill your confidence that Utahans will continue to support felons is truly heartwarming.
Where much is given much is expected. You are expected to do all you can to preserve this great nation.


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  2. It looks like some people are going to have to be voted out of office