★ Secretary of State Kris Kobach -
Fmr. Head of the Kansas Republican Party
“We need a president who will finally put a stop to a problem that has plagued our country for a generation: millions of illegal aliens coming into the country and taking jobs from United States citizens and legal aliens, while consuming hundreds of billions of dollars in public benefits at taxpayer expense,” said Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “Illegal immigration is a nightmare for America’s economy and America’s national security. Mitt Romney is the candidate who will finally secure the borders and put a stop to the magnets, like in-state tuition, that encourage illegal aliens to remain in our country unlawfully. He is also the candidate who will stand shoulder to shoulder with the states that are fighting to restore the rule of law. I am pleased to stand with this true conservative.”
"The Mitt Romney campaign said the former Massachusetts governor has been endorsed by a heavyweight in moves to stop illegal immigration... The campaign said it was endorsed by Kris Kobach, who is head of the Kansas Republican Party and a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
"Kobach has led the fight on two of the most contentious immigration issues of the past year. His legal research was used by groups opposing efforts in some states to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for reduced in-state tuition at public universities in their home states. He also represented the city of Hazleton, Pa., in its attempts to sanction businesses that hired illegal immigrants or landlords who rented them housing."
Michelle Malkin- "Gov. Mitt Romney's new immigration enforcement adviser-one of the brightest minds and experienced architects of homeland security:
[Kris] Kobach said, “Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Governor Romney has outlined the clearest vision for how we are going to end illegal immigration in this country. More importantly, he has the record to back up his words. When he was Governor, he vetoed a bill that would have rewarded illegal aliens with in-state tuition rates, and he also increased cooperation between state and federal law enforcement. In one of our country’s most liberal states, he stood up for the enforcement of immigration laws. He will do the same as President.”
"Another stellar legal mind and counterterrorism expert who successfully prosecuted the 1993 WTC jihadists, Andrew McCarthy, signs on to the Romney campaign."
“TOPEKA, Feb. 4 Carlos Mayans, a former Wichita mayor and legislator, says he'll be voting for Mitt Romney when Kansas Republicans hold their presidential primary caucuses on Saturday.
“It's not so much the details of Romney's health reform plan that attracts Mayans to the candidate who as governor of Massachussetts oversaw enactment of one of the nation's most far-reaching state health reforms. It is Romney's successful track record as a businessman.
“Mayans, like many Republicans, believes the solution to the nation's problems with health care is the introduction of more competition and other "free-market" cures.
“ "I think Mr. Romney, also having a background in the business sector, understands that this is a market initiative that needs to happen," Mayans said.”
“Mitt Romney's decision to end his presidential campaign has changed the Republican race in Kansas, only two days before Saturday's caucuses...
“Some Kansas GOP conservatives were supporting Romney, and they're largely in charge of the state party. Former Wichita Mayor Carlos Mayans believes some of Romney's support will go to Huckabee, while others will gravitate to the near-certain nominee, John McCain.”
“Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that former Wichita Mayor Carlos Mayans has endorsed his candidacy for President of the United States...”