If former Kansas Foreign Minister Kris Kobach actually thinks he can solve the asylum at the southern border in just six months, he deserves what he wants from the administration.
Kobach is apparently so confident in his ability to, when President Trump asked him to possibly serve as his "immigration sister", Kobach sent a list of conditions to be met in order for him to accept the job. According to the New York Times included in the list, access to a private government jet, weekends from, and a "promise", as Trump appointed Kobach as home security secretary, was no later than November 1
The report says that Trump met Kobach after Kirstjen Nielsen was dismissed in April as head of Homeland Security, and the two discussed to create the Tsar position "to coordinate immigration policy across government agencies."
Kobach appeared at the meeting with "A detailed plan to break down asylum seekers into the country" and submitted his list of conditions "in recent weeks." If they are hired immediately, it would give Kobach a maximum of six months to make changes to the asylum search has turned border brokers into a welcoming committee for Central America's worst problems.
It is already clear that Kobach is not wanted on the White House by some influential people inside. The times said its knowledge of the list of conditions had been made possible by three people who were aware of it and that some in the administration were surprised by what they consider to be.
Guess who the three people are is very easy, and Kobach probably knows them – hence his request for maximum autonomy, "walk-in privileges with the president" and an "assistant to the president" ranking.
There is nothing more important in the immigration issue right now than fixing the asylum fish. Trump will give Kobach what he wants if his plan even has a 51% chance of working.
But the ability of Kobach to do the work would require something extraordinary in the White House: Trump's attention and support. Maybe Kobach should have made sure they were on his list.