Report: Kris Kobach and General Kelly Likely DHS Nominees…

For those who have followed the construct of the transition nominees this report does seem to highlight the most likely outcome for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the subject matter expert on how to implement and strengthen the legal enforcement of current immigration laws.  General Kelly would balance the department with a more external focus on threat assessment/prevention. 

Regardless of the appointees, the Trump security policy itself will face rabid opposition from the immigration usurpers within the DC UniParty.  In addition to all Democrats, Decepticon leadership, ie. those paid by Tom Donohue’s expansive lobbying, including: Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Mitch McConnell, Orin Hatch and John Cornyn within the Senate; along with Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Mick Mulvaney etc. within the House.

The two issues the GOPe wing of the UniParty will fight most will be ‘America-First’ economics and ‘Open-Border’ immigration.  Both of these issues lay at the very financial heart of the Never Trump movement.   

WASHINGTON –  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly are likely to be tapped for secretary and deputy secretary of homeland security, according to a top transition official familiar with the president-elect’s current thinking, but the source would not reveal which of the two men is favored for the top post and which is likely to be deputy secretary.

President-elect Trump has met separately with Kobach and Kelly. The agency will play a major role in implementing the ambitious immigration policies of his administration.

The president-elect also brought Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, in to meet with him at Trump Tower last week, though an aide to the House Homeland Security Committee chairman told the Washington Examiner McCaul has not heard from the transition team since the meeting.  (continue reading)

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Never doubt the severity of the opposition President Trump will face on the issues of the economy and immigration.  There are still trillions of dollars at stake, and the UniParty creatures are poised to fight against any policy that undermines the larger globalist agenda. 

This is going to be an epic battle, and President Trump will need every single one of us engaged in the endeavor…

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200 Responses to Report: Kris Kobach and General Kelly Likely DHS Nominees…

  1. Ann will be so happy!

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    • redsequin4 says:

      So excited, Kobach is the man!!

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      • redsequin4 says:

        I guess I had it wrong. No mention of Kobach as Deputy. Sigh. I know nothing about Kelly but if our President Elect picks Kobach as Deputy Sec. that would still be great, or maybe he’ll give Kobach ICE. I’m sure the Dems will be crying over all the Generals in the cabinet.

        The article says General Kelly’s son was killed in Afghanistan.

        Trump picks Gen. John Kelly for DHS chief
        Retired 4-star Marine general led U.S. Southern Command
        http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/trump-picks-gen-john-kelly-for-dhs-chief/

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        • James O'Malley says:

          Oh, they already are! WaPo claimed that Trump wants to create a “military dictatorship”, hence all the military folks he’s interviewing for cabinet positions.

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          • redsequin4 says:

            Nothing ever positive, just whining, whining, whining. Whereas the divider in Chief was treated like a king in 2008, with thrills up legs and so forth. They couldn’t even name Trump Person of the Year without the snark “Divided States of America” headline. And who divided this nation? One Barrack Hussein Obama, that’s his failed legacy not Donald Trump’s.

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    • paper doll says:

      Me too!

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    • Ron says:

      The first thing she should do is publicly apologize, since she publicly said last week that “It looks like the Sell Out is coming”

      Come on Ann. “In Trump We Trust”…. unless she reads some B.S. from the NY Times. I can’t believe she did that.

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    • grainofsalt2 says:

      Most of the time Coulter is confusing me. One day she is raving about Trump the next day she is ranting about him.

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      • krisk says:

        she is just being bold and speaking up now Before any big mistakes are made…she wants him to win as much as he does…I admire and respect her….she is kinda like Trump making a big openning gambit

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      • WSB says:

        Ann is staunchly against any immigration into the US at all. When a leader veers off the rail by 1/4″, she’s all over him. Think about this…everything bad about our country is because of immigration since 1965. Legal and illegal.

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        • Ron says:

          Then why in the world did she name her book “in trump we trust”?

          She was happy to use his name to sell books…. Now she’s criticizing him when he hasn’t done anything wrong. If anybody is a sell out, it’s her.

          Same woman who didn’t like Pence. Same woman who loved Chris Christie. Heard her on Hannity last week saying Romney is tough on immigration… And he’d be the best appointee Trump has picked so far.

          She’s an opportunist, controversy creates cash. She’s constantly wrong,. It gets all over Trump because of something the media says? To hell with her.

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          • Whatevv says:

            “when he hasn’t done anything wrong”

            That’s some people’s opinion, but she opines with targeted specificity that it’s wrong for example to appoint Nikki Haley to anything and (much more significantly) wrong to seriously consider McCaul for DHS secretary despite McCaul being a pro-amnesty, establishment/globalist close supporter of Paul Ryan, and soft-on-borders.

            Now, if Trump never really considered McCaul to lead DHS despite unnamed reports from the transition team saying he is and/or was being seriously considered for it – then her criticism shouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings because in that hypothetically it’s based on a false report.

            She titled the book during the summer and worded it in the present tense. The title evidently wasn’t meant as “forever we trust unconditionally no matter who he ever appoints to the most important cabinet jobs”. She generally did trust him while he was a candidate, and now is seeing a few things that cause concern and proactive criticism. Waiting until after a rumored bad hiring is actually made official would be unwise.

            Might it be possible that backlash against McCaul is what stopped the hiring of him? If the criticism from Coulter and others had any role in making his hiring less likely, then the criticism was constructively very helpful to Trump.

            It can be looked at as trusting Trump to consider helpful criticism when it happens, rather than trusting him to never go along with establishment bad ideas.

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            • Ron says:

              She’s going to throw a fit every time she hears he talked to somebody she doesn’t like….

              In the meantime, she’s paid to make appearances on every leftist t.v. show in the world, and writes books with Trump’s name in the title. “In Trump We Trust… To Make Money Off Of”.

              She’s really rich calling Trump a “Sell Out”. The man sacrificed so much for us, and she sits there criticizing what she hallucinates.

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              • Dave Conley says:

                The left trends toward authoritarianism, we trend toward rugged individualism. So yeah, there are going to be arguments and disagreements. We’re not going to march in lockstep like the liberal mafia. Accept it as best you can — but I agree, it bugs me when people get weak in the knees after all that Trump has taken on.

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          • nightmare on k st says:

            Sarah Palin had her say on Crony Capitalism concerning the deal with Carrier, you will notice Trump afterwards Tweeted that, “any Co that closes a plant in America and moves it out of the country will have a 35% Tariff imposed on goods coming back in”

            I realize that Carrier was a campaign issue/promise that needed immediate attention, it got the Carrot, other Co had to be put on notice about the Stick, and cheers to Palin for pressuring him to, “Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick”

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          • Tparty says:

            Ann was out very early for Trump. You could even say she partly inspired Trumps immigration rhetoric at his announcement to run. She published her latest book at a critical time in the campaign; one which the negative media tsunami was cresting and stood by it.

            We all know she is a hardliner and I think we should allow her a perch considering she has gone way out on a limb for her positions and been called every discusting name in the book. (ie. see you next tuesday)…. She’s a happy warrior I would like to meet.

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        • fluffyfang says:

          “…everything bad about our country is because of immigration since 1965. Legal and illegal.” That statement is a bit excessive, isn’t it? My mother immigrated here legally in 1965. Wonderful, loving lady.
          If you’d like to take it a step further, her children are productive, law-abiding citizens that are a heart surgeon, corporate attorney, and biomedical engineer. No hand-outs. My husband, the son of an immigrant, attended the Air Force Academy. And just like my husband, my siblings and I all love the United States and would die to protect it. But I guess we wouldn’t be here if up to you?

          Please don’t be so quick to judge immigrants and children of immigrants. There are a lot of immigrants, 1st and 2nd generation here at CTH.

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          • mopar2016 says:

            Nonsense fluffy.
            I’m sure that your mom is a loving person.
            The Kennedy immigration bill has pretty much ruined America.

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            • fluffyfang says:

              So, you don’t think that saying “everything bad about the country is due to immigration, legal and illegal” is excessive? Really?

              Personally, it seems that the downward spiral of the country is due to THE CORRUPTION OF THE GENERAL POPULATION: the lack of God, the lack of morals, the destruction of the nuclear family, the dumbing down of children with the liberal education system, femi-Nazis, the wussification of men, etc. In other words, the wide-spread use of liberalism, which seems to have had its start with the Baby Boomers. Illegal immigration is a part of liberalism, but is not ALL of it.

              Do you really believe that the only evil people in the country are ALL immigrants or children or relatively new immigrants? What about the leftists in Hillary’s and Pelosi’s camps? How about in academia? How long do you think the family of the RINOs have been around, or a lot of the rich donors? Probably generations. How many screaming feminists do you know? Are they all immigrants? Or did immigrants bring Nazi-feminism with them? What about the Baby Boomers? Immigrants? Unbelievable.

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          • WSB says:

            Mopar is correct. I am simply stating what Ann’s research uncovers about Kennedy’s twisted change to immigration, and how it has affected every aspect of our county’s viability. I have no issue with individual immigrants contributing to the success if this nation, however, our immigration policy as a whole has failed.

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        • straightstreet says:

          Yes, hormones! Menopausal hormones. Not being critical of that fact. She’s just around that age for them to fiercely show up.

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    • wtd says:

      Ann? As in Coulter or Corcoran (of RefugeeResettlementWatch.wordpress.com)?

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  2. Pam says:

    It sounds good to me if confirmed. It looks like these men would be ideal for either post.

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  3. sundance says:

    Michelle Malkin is absolutely correct in this:

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Michelle is correct, but she is late to the game with this comment.

      We’ve been talking about this around here for AT LEAST a couple years.

      Liked by 15 people

      • Marc says:

        Michelle Malkin is being severely held by by the weasel Mark Levin. I’m sure he’s the reason she wasn’t allowed on Fox News for the entire election season. As soon as Trump got in the race, Malkin went silent on TV media. Now, she’s allowed to appear on Hannity again.

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        • law4lifeblog says:

          I remember some nasty anti-Trump rhetoric out of Malkin….

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          • flova says:

            Sunshine patriot.

            Malkin is now on Levin’s CRTV. He was absolutely trashing Trump the other night on the CARRIER deal. What jobs has Levin created? He’s worth about 5 million from selling his books and talking, talking, talking and screaming on the radio.

            And now she’s back on Fox saying stuff we’ve known and been saying for 18 months!

            Go away Michelle, you had your chance and anybody who would work for Levin is a traitor.

            Isn’t it a travesty that these know-it-alls snookered Americans into buying their books, getting famous so they could get a gig on Fox, made millions and did not stand by us when Trump and we the people were taking the hits. No., they stayed silent, or went with the NeverTrumpers.

            Malkin and Levin deserve each other.

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            • Harry says:

              This is a great comment. I heard Levin talking about how Rush Limbaugh helped him pay for his heart operation. Levin was a government bum employee (department of the interior under Reagan) which he rails against all the time. That means he has a Cadillac government insurance program, plus his pension, plus he is a private millionaire and he stlll needed assistance with his medical bills from his rich uncle Rush.

              But he is a free(slave wage)trader that wants all Americans to compete against billions of slave wage 3rd world peasants – American husbands and wives working 3 jobs each till midnight and never getting to see their children, never getting a raise, living paycheck to paycheck for the rest of their lives. He is a disgrace.

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              • Tparty says:

                Yes, this…. Levin gets apoplectic about threats of protectionism and import tariffs while ignoring the fact that the entire EU economic zone IS a tariff zone with its VAT tax and restrictive import regulatory burden to opening markets.

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            • ExmilUK says:

              Levin’s blind spot is International Banks like Goldman Sachs. He puts the interest of that group ahead of everything else – which leads you to the conclusion its that faction that owns him financially.

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          • Martin says:

            It’s one of the reasons why I don’t trust her.

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          • mightyconservative says:

            She was all about Cruz. I lost a lot of respect for her because of that. She used to be on Fox all the time. The last few times I saw her, she was quite strident and disrespectful of the other guest. I was glad when the segment finished.

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          • olderwiser21 says:

            Me, too. I am confused by her sudden support of him now……any explanations??

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            • All the talkers I listen to are suddenly pro-Trump. Moves they would have criticized, mocked and ridiculed before the election, they now praise as genius and conservative.
              The only consistently pro-Trump talker I hear is Lars Larson and let me tell you, I was grateful for his show before the election..

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          • Marc says:

            Really? I’m thinking that was early on. Even back during the past spring and summer she seemed like she was supportive of Trump just not overtly so. Since she works at Conservative Review, I believe that anti-Trump rhetoric was just doing the boss’ bidding at the time.

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          • redsequin4 says:

            Yep, I would put her in the nevertrump camp. I was a big fan of hers before Trump ran. because, like Ann Coulter, she’s been a strong voice speaking out against illegal immigration. She went off the rails on Trump and I’ve ignored her ever since until the Lou Dobbs interview, which was great BUT….. It’s not a coincidence she hasn’t been on Hannity for a long time. Don’t trust her.

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        • redsequin4 says:

          It wasn’t just Levin holding her, she was an antitrumper and probably still is. Just cause she dissed Paul Ryan doesn’t mean she’s on the TrumpTrain.

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      • Eliza says:

        Sorry did you miss that she said she had seen this for past twenty-five years? You need to pay better attention!

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        • PreNanny says:

          And this is why so many of us were surprised when she was not on the TRUMP train from day 1. Malkin has made a very good living from being out spoken on illegals, when it came time for her to stand with a candidate that was actually going to do something about it she balked.
          Could care less what she is saying now, saw her true colors she is DTM.
          Malkin in yesterday news.

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Michelle is correct, but she is late to the game with this comment.

      We’ve been talking about this around here for AT LEAST a couple years.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      The House of Representatives would serve the people well by removing Paul Ryan in January 2017. Forget hiding, we want to see a RECORDED vote. You’re either with P.E.Trump’s America First administration, or you’re against us. Paul Ryan has been against us for two decades; slid into the Speaker’s chair, by design. “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”.

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        I can’t for the life of me figure out WHY WISCONSIN keeps voting to keep Lyin Ryan back in and to vote Against NEHLEN for this RAT is just beyond common sense……..What has this POS done for the people in his state that they continue to keep him…….Paul Ryan literally thinks he is the President ever since they Gave him the speaker of the house……I just pray that TRUMP comes at him with everything he has, because of all the # never trumpers, Ryan is the Worst of them all……..

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        • amjean says:

          Check out how many Syrian refugees are in
          Wisconsin. Also check out their new road and
          bridge system that cost billions.

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        • Frank Field says:

          Ryan truly is a globalist swine. So many Americans have been duped for so long. I can barely fathom it. I will be watching closely as Trump finds ways to trump Ryan and the rest of the uniparty as he proceeds to MAGA.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Makes no sense to me either – other than that State GOP clique makes it so. (Wisconsin mafia).

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    • sundance says:

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    • Sue in MT says:

      Sounds like a threat to me. She must have the “inside” info.

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    • Correct at the moment. Not correct out of any vision on her part, she is only stating the OBVIOUS.

      Correct at the moment doesn’t mean correct for how it will turn out. I don’t like pessimists who make predictions based on fear and a CANNOT DO attitude. Predictions are just guesses and they are NOT vision. Maulkin is not sophisticated enough to see beyond what lies right in front of her. She did not even see who Trump was at the beginning.

      Trump has vision and he knows he will be victorious even over the GOPe or whomever else tries to get in the way of PROGRESS and the place he needs to bring America. Trump can see what lies ahead not just the roadblock in front of him.

      Maulkin, Coulter, Leviathan et al are CRITICS and CYNICS. They served a purpose during administrations like Obama. But for Trump? I don’t think so. Critics can be useful but are not usually visionaries and not WINNERS as in CHAMPIONS. Take what the critics say with a grain of salt, but believe in the visionaries. Two very different animals.

      “The future belongs to the dreamers not the cynics and the critics” –Donald J. Trump, Visionary and WINNER

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    • fred2w says:

      @sundance

      Agreed. Truthfeed just exposed one plot the GOPe has to undermine Trump

      “Rep. Bill Flores Has CRAFTED a PLAN to BLOCK Trump’s Immigration Reform ”

      http://truthfeed.com/breaking-rep-bill-flores-has-crafted-a-plan-to-block-trumps-immigration-reform/40170/

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  4. jupitercomm says:

    Kobach’s got a CV with a paper trail, which is good. Haven’t been able to track down all his writings but most seem to be on SSRN. Here’s a good short one:

    “Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law”, Hofstra Law Review 2008
    http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2332&context=hlr

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    • ginaswo says:

      Kris wrote our SB1070 for us here in AZ

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    • DanInMN says:

      I know Kris Kobach. He was a professor of mine. I took 3 or 4 classes from him including Con Law II. He was also the faculty advisor for the Federalist Society at UMKC which I was a member of. Let me tell you a few things about him.

      He is hands down the smartest person I’ve ever met.
      He cares about what the constitution actually says. He is not a fan of “penumbras” and emanations.
      He loves this country.
      He is not a racist.
      The rule of law is extremely important to him.
      He is going to make lefties heads explode.

      If Trump nominates Prof. Kobach, it means he’s serious about illegal immigration.

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  5. Orygun says:

    The people are for the most part behind Trump and it will be the usual fight with the media with their non-stop pictures of crying little children. The other huge battle will be getting our runaway government in line with the wishes of the people most notably Ratso Ryan and McConnell.

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  6. India Maria says:

    Just sent a WARNING to my Texas senator Cornyn. BUILD A WALL and stop ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

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  7. NHVoter says:

    I would love to see Kobach as DHS head or, at the very least, INS (yes I still call it that) head.

    I know absolutely nothing about General Kelly.

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  8. William F BUCKLEY Ghost says:

    Kris Kobach would be perfect for DHS Secretary and be able to deal with and outsmart the legion of immigration attorneys that hammer DHS with countless unending appeals. 😉

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  9. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I say heck no to Rep. Mike McCaul! I am glad that he has not gotten a call back from the transition team. YES to Kobach and Kelly!

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    • soozword says:

      A big NO from me too — NumbersUSA gives McCaul a lousy C+ on immigration. Given it’s the DHS position, that might as well be an F+. We need someone with a sterling immigration record there.

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  10. MrE says:

    BUILD THAT WALL! BUILD THAT WALL!

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  11. james23 says:

    Two great choices!!

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  12. emet says:

    Day 1 of Trump admin. DHS relocates
    CBP and ICE facilities out of sanctuary cities to nearby secure locations. A small number of determined protestors could shut down operations at current locations. Local PD would likely be ordered to keep back, or to support demonstrators (tow DHS vehicles etc)

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    • missmarple2 says:

      This is a really good idea. Please consider sending it to the transition team.

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    • PreNanny says:

      Roger Stone had this same suggestion to shrinking the size of the entrenched lifer do nothing type of Fed worker: move their office out of DC. There is nothing in their union contract that says they MUST work in DC.

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      • Shadrach says:

        That’s not a bad idea. The cost of living in DC is really high. Moving Fed HQ to another city would be a win-win. It would increase their quality of life while reducing the amount they need to be paid. Maybe keep the politicians in DC (we can’t build another Capitol Hill or White House or Pentagon) and move the civil service to someplace outside. It would also decrease the rental costs for federal facilities. Rents in DC are exorbitant. Maybe Detroit? They have a lot of unused infrastructure and the city could use the help. Other suggestions?

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        • BobinFL says:

          I was thinking the same thing throughout the election process. What a great way to re-vitalize our forgotten inner cities (Detroit, Rochester, Oakland, etc.) by relocating the civil service type jobs to these locations. Less rent as there is plenty of low cost space available, open training centers for inner city youth/unemployed to be able to work the jobs those DC insiders will not relocate to, thus reducing costs of the workforce. Plenty of good paying jobs to support local businesses that would spring up, tax base for the cities to supply law and order, education and infrastructure – as well as hope for the forgotten in these democrat strongholds. Seems like a win for the taxpayer, win for workers and businesses in these areas and a new beginning for the cities. Maybe even turn VA red again as a lot of government job dependent people are relocated.

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          • Also a good idea because a huge number of Fed workers share skin color with inhabitants of the mentioned cities. These workers would be good role models for how to dress, talk, show up for work and interact with all other skin colors.

            I’m modeling MoniQue’s suggestions here, which I think are excellent!

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  13. Davey says:

    Does this mean that Saudi’s will be frisked at the airport, and NOT 8 yr old girls?

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  14. El_Flaco says:

    Great news!!!!!!!!!

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  15. El_Flaco says:

    I hope this isn’t one of those deals where Kobach is put out there as the sacrificial lamb and then Trump has his real pick waiting in the wings that the establishment will like.

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  16. Andrew J Falsinator says:

    I hope every single possible Republican Rep in Congress, who is deemed a possible point of opposition, already has a primary opponent identified, selected, funded, and ready to pounce. Starting with Lindsay Grahmnesty – which baffles me to this day how a Southern Conservative state continually elects such sleaze.

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  17. Good men both of them like to see Sheriff David Clarke in this administration also ,we need tough alpha males to turn this country around.

    MAGA

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  18. Paco Loco says:

    Term limits, national voter ID, secure voting machines, limits on campaign spending all have to be put on the table in the first 100 days. Americans should never have to worry that an election can be fixed, stolen or that there are illegals voting by the millions. We must secure the voting process as a priority, its the foundation of the Republic, one man, one vote.

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    • Marti says:

      Yes, so true PL. Voting HAS to be fixed. Feds have to have a say in Presidential elections – though I am loath to give them much say elsewhere. Add this to your list: decentralize the tally process. Require votes be counted and POSTED at the precinct level with all the major parties in on the counting. Then it is much more difficult to cheat – cheating can’t be consolidated like it is now. Many may not know this and it is hush-hush: a lot of electronic voting machines cannot be audited. There is a lawsuit in Texas (Pressley) regarding this issue. Without honest voting, all is lost.

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  19. truthandjustice says:

    Yes, the Uni-Party scoundrels will be doing their best to undermine his agenda – that’s why you see some “concern” comments. I understand there are some that may not matter, etc. but then there are those that do..
    I’m happy Michelle Malkin said what she did and will be a regular. I’m also grateful we have Dobbs. He’s very anti-Romney, Ryan and doesn’t mince words either. I for one don’t like the “team of rivals” idea at all but it seems that’s what they’re trying.

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    • lzap says:

      I think the only rival appointed so far is Dr. Carson. The Dr. has been with PEOTUS side since before the convention. I do not think there will be any other “rival” appointed. Dr. Carson is brilliant and understand his limitations, so he was a great choose. HUD needs new leadership direction a caretaker will not be able to do that.
      .
      If you mean that unTrumpers will be appointed, I do not think that will happen on the senor level; so far so good. I suspect of the appointments are not what some of expected; but President Elect Trump is an incredible judge of people for positions; so I will not worry to much about it. He has in the past only hired people that are skilled and loyal to his organization. That is why there were really no big stories about what a rotten place Trump Inc. was to work for.

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  20. Sentient says:

    If Rat Ryan thinks he can drag his feet on President Trump’s agenda, I hope Trump refuses to sign any bills Congress passes. If that means shutting down the government so be it.

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  21. Grace Anne says:

    The other thing I was thinking about was Ryan was supposedly the only one or THE one who is the “number” man. I just wonder how that is going to play out now that we have a true and successful businessman along with with a cabinet full of successful businessmen leading the way. As far as I know, Ryan hasn’t doesn’t squat other than public life in congress. Not cruel in my wishing, but Paul must and will be humbled.

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  22. sundance says:

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  23. Grace Anne says:

    The great thing is, flake, or as far as I know any in the gang of eight, has NOT been brought to TT.

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  24. Grace Anne says:

    Flake is yuck!

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  25. Grace Anne says:

    Sundance, when do you sleep?

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  26. justfactsplz says:

    These are great choices by President Elect Trump. Kobach came so prepared for his first interview. I know people who work for DHS are happy about this and so happy to not have to work for Johnson any longer. Border Patrol will finally get to do their job unhindered again. It’ like the Twelve Days of Christmas with all of Trump’s goings on. Just look what he has accomplished in four weeks. And that is just what we know about. There is so much more behind the scenes that we no nothing about. MAGA!

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  27. Marygrace Powers says:

    Will this man have a hand in Donald Trump’s immigration policy?/
    I HOPE SO/WE NEED TOUGH/

    “The mere mention of Kris Kobach elicits fears and fury among immigrant rights activists who view him as anti-immigrant and a racist. But among activists who oppose undocumented immigrants, Kobach is a hero and viewed as someone bent on protecting Americans from foreigners who are not authorized to be in the United States.

    Though there has been no announcement from President-elect Donald Trump, it’s understood that his transition team is considering Kobach — the Kansas secretary of state — for a job dealing with immigration.”

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article118816133.html

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  28. SharonKinDC says:

    Either man would be excellent in the top job and far better than any who preceded the Trump admin. That said, there are two reasons I lean towards Kobach in the top job. First, there will be MANY legal battles re immigration/enforcement and that’s Kris’ specialty. Second, Kris is young enough with a fantastic resume…he’s POTUS/VP potential. As for Gen. Kelly, his expertise surely is operational, which a Deputy position would be key for getting the various departments in the Agency running in shipshape fashion. Yes, he’s qualified for the top job, too… I’d hope that for the sake of turning the albatross around, plus the possible longer term potential for Kobach, he’d be a good soldier and take the number 2 position. If it’s the other way around, I’d like to see Kobach put in a few years ironing out the legal problems, then perhaps getting a higher level position as a jump off to be Pence’s VP.

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  29. freddy says:

    For me it’s a dream team. Why should I care,…………,I live in SO CAL..born here. If it’s not bad enough it’s run by whacked out liberals it’s also drug and crime ridden due to open borders. My little newspaper has 80% Hispanic crime rate counting their stories….It’s the worlds largest drug and human smuggling corridor in the world…Plus I live right next to CA’s most dangerous city…..Not oakland…….. In 30 years it’s become the third world with insane leftists running it…………..That’s why………

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    • freddy says:

      All of this hope will be for naught if the great RINO purge does not happen. With Ryan and McConnel and McCarthy, Grahm, Flake McCain nothing we want will get through. They work for the other side and comfatable with Nancy……….I hope Trump knows he must purge them or face no accomplishments. Ryan is number one and needs to be now…No waiting in aisle 4 please……..

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  30. Give it time says:

    Interesting discussion on the uniparty. Could it be part of the strategy to lay bare their duplicity. With that in plain sight it could rally the people around the most important topic PE Trump has presented… term limits.

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  31. WSB says:

    It is too late for me to read the entire thread; however, McCaul had a terrible response on last weekend’s talking head shows. I will try to find the recording. However, during his interview, he immediately suggests that the US should have vetting for refugees to come to the US.

    McCaul ironically fails to understand that refugees should stay near their own country, at 1/3 the cost to the US, to be ready to repopulate. he is a UniParty.

    Oh and BTW, so is Mercedes Schlapp. I will not spend the time right now to link her interview last Sunday, but she is much too forgiving of Paul Ryan. She would be the worst pick possible. She has been gloating about free trade, that conservative Republicans have been following Paul Ryan, who she agrees with on ‘free’ trade. Losing the same amount of money we have been losing.

    Bad.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Mercedes Schlapp just made an idiot of herself on Dobbs re Ryan/McCarthy.

      RE ‘refugees’… I actually read some of the codes… Wiser people passed laws which stated (real) refugees were to be TEMPORARILY settled in the country NEAREST to their home nation which was sufficiently safe for their presence. Halfway across the globe to the US doesn’t meet this requirement.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Yeah, Mercedes Schlapp is a she-weasel and a UniParty shill of the worst order.
      She’s a Bushie, remember.

      Schlapp was on Lou Dobbs show this evening…and he got into it with her.
      Lou didn’t let her get away with her slobbering praise for Rat Ryan.
      But then she just wouldn’t shut up.

      There’s been talk of Schlapp replacing Reince Priebus as head of the RNC.
      It would be a nightmare if that happened.

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    • Kroesus says:

      for what the US spends in one year per refugee you could support 13 of them in their home region after housing needs are met

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  32. The Recent Republican says:

    Please let it be Kobach. That’s all I want for Christmas, Santa.

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  33. paris23 says:

    The president has the authority to control immigration alone, I believe. Jimmy Carter did it. What has changed? Let Trump take the lead. If it is in service of national security, I believe he can do whatever he wants.

    I can’t wait for term limits to be enacted. We have a lot of trash to take out.

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  34. Couple thoughts…
    I thought DJT looked really tired tonight ( I don’t know how he does it, I would fall over & I’m not his age) I hope he is not over doing it……
    Michelle Malkin has been tied up of late and otherwise concerned with a very sick child, she has just recently gotten back to business.
    Ann Coulter is a treasure…

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  35. wodiej says:

    Trump and crew will get it done.

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  36. georgiafl says:

    Trump is applying a One-Two Punch to Homeland Security. Two Generals – a Marine General and an Attorney General!

    These are two fighting figures with capability on many fronts and levels. Law and Enforcement together.

    Love this photo of Attorney General Kris Kobach:

    And this photo of General Kelly who came up from a grunt to a general, has lost a son in war and has another serving in the military as a major or higher by now.

    I would not advise any enemy, foreign or domestic, to mess around with either of these two men, or with Sec. of Defense James Mattis, or with their Commander in Chief Donald J. Trump.

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  37. Southrider says:

    Hey, speaking of cabinet picks – the best guy for SOS hasn’t been sighted on the elevator yet …https://youtu.be/4QxoT842czk.

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  38. Texasranger says:

    Trump Appointments and Nominations….

    Report: Donald Trump is tapping Gen. John Kelly to run Department of Homeland Security,

    Sources tell CBS News
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-gen-john-kelly-dhs-secretary-department-homeland-security/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=32053887

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  39. Dommy says:

    OK, great!

    Now what about Kris Kobach?

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  40. Texasranger says:

    Kris Kobach would be the perfect man to head-up ICE

    ICE U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an American federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    Kobach knows all the in’s and out’s of immigration and customs laws. He’d know right where to start to enforce immigration laws.

    He would hit the ground running to kick-off and begin enforcement of our immigration laws and cleaning out the infestation of Obama – Jen Johnson DHS open border and illegal alien protection coconspirator cronies that are embedded within the agency.

    Overview ICE Agency:

    ICE U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an American federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    One of the Department of Homeland Security’s most important operations, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is the second largest law enforcement organization in the US, topped only by the FBI.

    ICE enforces both immigration and customs laws, which involves going after illegal immigrants in US territory, employers who hire illegal immigrants and those trying to smuggle goods or contraband into the country.

    ICE executes its mission through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes.

    This is the job for Kris Kobach.

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  41. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    A lot of talk about too many male Generals in the Cabinet. That we need to be like Europe and it’s Defense ministers.

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    • Buck Turgidson says:

      This is exactly what we want the leadership of our defense apparatus NOT to look like. Is this defense, or the ladies’ garden club? ISIS and China and others must look at this and wonder what kind of men exist in Europe…. this is really pathetic.

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  42. Buck Turgidson says:

    I really like Kobach. We need to move beyond enforcement, to a sharp reduction in legal immigration numbers, and soon to full moratorium on immigration. Perhaps immigrants once had a role in working in the US. They have no more role. At best, they displace US workers and drive down wages, including all the external costs dumped on taxpayers. We are more automated every day, and we have 20% unemployment. Immigration is an outdated paradigm and today it is driven by identity politics and schisters ripping off the taxpayer through the refugee resettlement criminal enterprise. It is time to end IT ALL, for good.

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