Immigration action leaving Kobach behind

The flurry of bipartisan action in Washington, D.C., toward comprehensive immigration reform has Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his uncompromising approach to illegal immigration looking like yesterday’s news. “We haven’t tried a strategy of strictly enforcing our laws and encouraging people to comply with the law, which means go home,” Kobach said on PBS’ “Newshour,” arguing that the proposed “amnesty” would cost the country $2.6 trillion over 10 years (because the newly documented immigrants would want food stamps, Medicaid, etc.). Kobach also said that “our legal immigration system is working. And it’s the most generous one on the planet.”