President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even picked a transition team, but that hasn’t stopped those in his proposed administration from looking for loopholes to avoid getting congressional approval on the construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
And that isn’t all. Trump has also been seeking advice from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, “an architect of anti-immigration efforts,” on a possible Muslim registry, Reuters reports.
Kobach, reportedly a key member of Trump’s transition team, was instrumental in writing tough immigration laws in Arizona and has been working with Trump immigration advisers for months.
Trump campaigned on the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border if elected president. He also said that he supports “extreme vetting” of Muslims entering the United States as a national security measure, Reuters reports.
Kobach told Reuters that the team has already begun looking at drafting executive orders for both the wall and possibly a Muslim registry for immigrants from Muslim countries “so that Trump and the Department of Homeland Security hit the ground running.”
Kobach added that Trump’s immigration advisers were also looking at how the Homeland Security Department could reappropriate funds from the current budget to begin construction on the wall without approval from Congress.
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