Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach thinks courts will eventually uphold Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban. Kobach says he’s willing to put money on it. So am I. How about $100, Kris?
During the debate, other panelists criticized Trump’s immigration executive order from January, which looked like a Muslim travel ban. Courts blocked it — as well as a revised one in March — from going into effect.
Kobach defended Trump during the debate:
“Regardless of whether you’re looking at the original executive order or the subsequent executive order, as someone who litigates in the field of immigration law, I guarantee, and I will bet whatever amount of money you want, that when the appeals are done, the travel ban that is currently being litigated will be upheld in court. I guarantee it.”
For me, “whatever amount of money you want” is $100.
Specifically, I’ll pledge to contribute $100 to the nonprofit of Kobach’s choice if the court ruling after all appeals are done upholds one of Trump’s executive orders on immigration.
If Kobach is a man of his word, accepts the bet but the travel ban eventually loses in court, his $100 contribution would go to the nonprofit of my choice, Planned Parenthood.
What about it, Kris Kobach? Will you put your money where your big mouth is on immigration?