NYT Profiles KC Law Prof (Still) Trying to Keep Illegal Immigrants Out of Farmers Branch
Anyway, Kobach's involved in fights like Farmers Branch's all over the country; hence his burgeoning rep as a lightning rod in cases involving illegal immigrants. Says Lucas Guttentag, director of the Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, "These laws divide communities, stereotype Latinos, burden businesses and trigger needless and expensive litigation." To which Kobach responds that, look, he's all about the rule of law and nothing more, swear:
"You have members of Congress throwing up their hands and saying, the system is broken. I really think that's a cop-out. Different parts of the system are working fine. The question is, how do you actually enforce the law in a vast nation that has very different circumstances in different states?"