Former Secretary of State of Kansas, Kris Kobach, whose name has been named as Secretary of the Interior Security Department, took Fox News on Monday evening to take a series of tough measures to reduce the number of immigrants crossing the border.
Kobach & # 39; s interview with Tucker Carlson could be seen as his audition for the job, for which he was a candidate during the transition from Trump to 2016-2017. The position eventually went to John Kelly and then to Kirstjen Nielsen, after Kelly became the White House chief of staff.
President Donald Trump is known to regularly watch Fox News.
His Homeland Security department is in turmoil after the resignation of Nielsen and the secret service director Randolph & # 39; Tex & # 39; Everything. Three other senior DHS officials were reportedly holding on to their jobs on Monday evening.
The result had a top Republican senator, Chuck Grassley from Iowa, warn President Trump against following advice on poor immigration policies and urged him to & # 39; stability & # 39; within the DHS.
& # 39; He is taking the carpet out of the people trying to help him reach his goal & # 39 ;, said Grassley.
Former Kansas State Secretary, Kris Kobach, went to Fox News to commit to a series of hardline measures to reduce the number of border crossings
The Kobach interview can be seen as his audition for the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security; he then saw president-elect Trump in his Bedminister golf club in November 2016
Grassley may have conservative conservatives such as Kris Kobach in mind.
But Kobach's hard occupation was also difficult to confirm him in the Senate, worried about one of his senators in his own country.
& # 39; Don't go there. We can't confirm him, & # 39; Republican Senator Pat Roberts replicated against The Kansas City Star when asked about Kobach Tuesday.
Kobach was very critical of the department under his previous leadership and bluntly called it the & # 39; biggest obstacle & # 39; for the President's attempts to implement his immigration policy.
& # 39; I think the biggest obstacle has been the Department of Homeland Security itself & he said on Fox News. & # 39; Leadership at that agency for the past two years, since the president took office, was unwilling to implement many of the president's plans. I can say of direct personal costs that I was in the room when the President had given explicit orders for leadership at the DHS and then assured that, yes, those orders will be executed than that nothing happened a year later. & # 39;
& # 39; Dragging was intentional, & # 39; he added, & # 39; and I think this is what you see that the White House is taking the necessary steps to clean the house at DHS and to place people and hopefully who will quickly implement what the president commands. The agency must take action and act quickly to implement the president's objections and policies. That didn't happen. It was really remarkable. & # 39;
Kobach, who has long been a hardliner on immigration, outlined a series of proposals to put things right at the border, because the department is in chaos with various top officials after Nielsen's departure.
His plans also tie in with the tougher stance of the White House adviser, Stephen Miller, who led Trump to withdraw his nomination from Ron Vitiello to lead US immigration and customs officials in an effort to tighten border security .
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (right) warns President Trump against following poor advice on immigration policy after a series of senior Homeland Security officials were dropped off, stopped or said they were on the chopping block on Monday; he blames White Mill employee Stephen Miller
Miller is known as a keen promoter of the aggressive immigration policy.
Grassley indicated that Miller was approaching the shake-up that brought Nielsen and Everything down.
& # 39; Without names there are people in the White House talking about immigration & # 39 ;, Grassley told The Washington Post in an interview. & # 39; They have not achieved much, so they have to find another way to make themselves seem important. & # 39;
He also suggested that the White House chief of staff was not involved in the reported changes at DHS. & # 39; He didn't seem to know who I was talking about, & # 39; Grassley said about Mick Mulvaney.
Kobach, in his appearance on Fox News Monday night, pushed a full-steam-ahead plan of the type that makes Grassley and other moderates nervous.
He said he would prevent illegal immigrants from sending money home until Mexico agreed to accept Central American asylum seekers.
& # 39; I would like to do to publish a regulation that tells Mexico in so many words, no, your illegal foreigners in the United States can no longer send money home, you cannot implement things through Western Union. You could do that with a Treasury arrangement, & he said on Fox News Monday night.
He added that he would tell Mexico that the regulation would become final unless the country signs a & # 39; Safe Third Country & # 39; agreement, as the United States has with Canada.
Under that agreement, people applying for refugee status must first submit their claim to the first country where they arrive, either the United States or Canada, unless they are eligible for an exception.
& # 39; They can't walk all the way through Mexico and then say: & # 39; Oh, we are requesting asylum in the United States & # 39;, & # 39; said Kobach.
Kobach's plans also tie in with the tougher attitude of the White House adviser, Stephen Miller (above)
The Ministry of Internal Security Secretary is in chaos after Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned, followed by a massive commotion of staff
During the 2016 election, Trump insisted on a similar plan as a way to get Mexico to pay for his border wall.
Trump outlined a three-day proposal that would prohibit money-transferring companies such as Western Union from transferring funds outside the United States to someone who could not prove that they were legally in the United States.
The administration would do that on day one propose a regulation that & # 39; no foreigner may transfer from outside the United States unless the foreign national first presents a document proving that he is legally in the United States & # 39; – which means that illegal immigrants from Mexico in the United States are unable to return money.
On day two, the Trump team notes that they expect Mexico to protest. Team Trump debated Mexico: “They receive about $ 24 billion a year in remittances from Mexican citizens working in the United States. The majority of that amount comes from illegal aliens. It serves as the actual well-being for poor families in Mexico.
The campaign did not provide details on where it had obtained the $ 24 billion figure.
& # 39; Tell Mexico on Day 3 that if the Mexican government contributes the money the United States needs to pay the wall, the Trump government will not proclaim the final rule and the regulation will not come into effect & # 39 ;, the document said.
Kobach has a long history of hard visions of immigration. He has called for stricter voter identification laws in the United States and he has worked to remove names from the electoral roll in his position as Secretary of State.
He led a highly criticized presidential advisory committee on election integrity for President Trump.
Kobach also told Fox News that he would use trailers along the border to set up processing centers to assess asylum applications there.
& # 39; Instead of releasing these fake asylum seekers on American streets to never be seen again, let's put them in mobile homes. Let us process their claims. Let's send the jury members inside. Have the claims processed there. Once their claim has been denied, place them on a passenger plane and immediately fly them back home. Word comes out in the villages home, it no longer works to get into these caravans. You will not be released in the United States, & he said.
He also said that he would write a new regulation to migrant families who would not be separated but could be held together.
& # 39; In short, it's how the United States can hold a complete family unit together so that your families wouldn't divorce and hold them for as long as needed. That could be done tomorrow, & he said.
Trump wanted to restore his family separation policy as part of a harder fight against prosecuting those who crossed the border illegally, CNN reported. He urged Nielsen to implement such a plan, a pressure that eased the tensions between the two.