In a bid to become President Trump’s next “immigration czar,” former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has reportedly submitted a list of 10 demands—conditions that must be met if the Trump administration wants his help, the New York Times reports.
Three individuals close to the matter told the newspaper that the demands were the following:
“1. Office in the West Wing.
Walk-in privileges with the president.
Assistant to the President rank - at highest pay level for WH senior staff.
Staff of 7 people (2 attorneys, 2 research analysts, 1 scheduler, 1 media person, 1 assistant).
POTUS sits down individually with Czar and the secretaries of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, Ag, Interior, and Commerce, and tells each of the Secretaries to follow the directives of the Czar without delay, subject to appeal to the President in cases of disagreement.
24/7 access to either a DHS or DOD jet. Czar must be on the border every week.
Ability to spend weekends in KS with family on way from border back to DC, unless POTUS needs Czar elsewhere.
Security detail if deemed necessary after security review.
Serve as the face of Trump immigration policy - the principal spokesman on television and in the media.
Promise that by November 1, 2019, the president will nominate Kris Kobach to be DHS Secretary, unless Kobach wishes to continue in Czar position.”
Kobach is known for having served as an adviser to hard-line Arizona immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He helped Arizona lawmakers create a law that mandated local officials to check the citizenship status of anyone that they deemed “reasonably suspicious” of being an undocumented immigrant.