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>> Now that the election is over, a leading Republican lawmaker who says he's advising Donald Trump, claims the President-elect won't need new laws to deliver on some of his most controversial campaign promises. Reuters correspondent Mica Rosenberg spoke with Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach.>> Kobach says that there are a lot of options for Trump to move forward very quickly at the start his administration.
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He said specifically that, to start construction on the wall, it wouldn't be necessary for congressional approval.>> Considered a hardliner who helped design some of the nation's most disputed anti-immigrant laws, Kobach says Trump could instruct Homeland Security to use its own funding to begin construction. But not everyone thinks like the Kansas lawmaker.
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>> Congress could also push back on that and say these allocations can't move ahead without our approval. So that could lead to a fight.>> But Kobach's plans don't end there. He also says Trump policy advisors had discussed drafting a proposal to establish a registry for immigrants. A move that could be seen as part of Trump's pledge to support extreme vetting of Muslims entering the US.
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Whether Kobach actually has the influence is another story, even though he says he's been working with the Trump camp for months.>> He says that he is acting as a policy advisor to the Trump transition team on immigration, though the Trump team has not confirmed his role.>> If Kobach is wielding real power, that could signal a move toward the more extreme forms of the Trump campaign trail rhetoric.