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Tags: Immigration | Trump Administration | kris kobach | funding | border bill

Kobach: At Least '3 Poison Pills' in Compromise Bill

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Kris Kobach (Mark Reinstein/MediaPunch /IPX)

By    |   Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:48 PM

There are at least "three poison pills" contained in the government funding compromise bill that would justify President Donald Trump vetoing it, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach claimed Thursday.

"The biggest one is when it says $1.375 billion" for border security, Kobach told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "If it says no more than, or only $1.375 billion, that would take away the president's authority that exists in other laws to spend defense department money."

Another "poison pill" could occur when it's known that Democrats have been saying they want to redefine asylum with immigrants, said Kobach, as Democrats want the rules to say that people who suffer from domestic or gang violence, that "qualifies you for asylum."

"Right now, that's not the law," said Kobach. "If they insert one sentence saying that, that suddenly becomes the law."

The third potential problem relates to detention bed space, said Kovach, because if there is a "hard cap" in the bill, that could mean a "catch and release policy" when people who are detained after the cap is reached must be released.

"The other thing that's ridiculous, normally there is 72 hours for every member of Congress to read the bill," said Kobach. "They waived that. Everybody is going to be scrambling looking for a couple words of here or there. It's the epitome of bad law."

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There are at least "three poison pills" contained in the government funding compromise bill that would justify President Donald Trump vetoing it, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach claimed Thursday.
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