I’m on the air in an hour, so just a quick note.
In going through some material I’ve gathered, I found this quote from the founder of Team America PAC, a Kobach funder:
In Illinois, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R‑Colo.) recently campaigned with a Senate candidate, saying that illegal immigrants “are coming here to kill you and to kill me and our families.”
The absurdity of this is clear. This idea is inextricably linked to the notion that Mexicans are coming for the “Reconquista” of lands lost to America over 100 years ago. The SPLC puts it in context in the article linked above.