Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to meet with Trump

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is scheduled to meet this weekend with President-elect Donald Trump.

Kobach spokeswoman Desiree Taliaferro told The Associated Press on Saturday that Kobach is on his way to New Jersey. She says she could not confirm details of the planned meeting, which is Sunday.

Kobach served as an adviser to the Trump campaign on immigration issues.

Before Kobach’s election in 2010, he had a national reputation in conservative circles for helping draft state and local laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. He also has championed tough state voter identification laws.

Kobach was mentioned as a potential pick for U.S. attorney general, but Trump named Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback would name Kobach’s replacement if Kobach joins the Trump administration.