Magnified version of photo shows potential Homeland Security secretary's plan for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants

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The Associated Press released a photo of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach meeting with Donald Trump, and he was holding papers that detail his plans for his first year in office were he selected for the top Department of Homeland Security job.

Kobach, who has been called Trump's "immigration whisperer," met with Trump this week as the president-elect plans his transition into the White House. He's a rumored potential pick for secretary of Homeland Security.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach before their meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016.

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In this Nov. 20, 2016, photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach holds a stack of papers as he prepares to meet with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. Kobach, a immigration adviser to rump and a possible candidate for a top government post, wants to make some changes at the Homeland Security Department, including reinstituting a registration system for certain immigrants. Kobach's "Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan for First 365 Days" document was visible in a photograph from The Associated Press.

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President-elect Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, pose for a photo following their meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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President-elect Donald Trump meets with Kris Kobach at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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President-elect Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, shake hands following their meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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Kobach is known for having a hardline stance on immigration, and a portion of his homeland security plan reflects some of Trump's bolder campaign proclamations about securing US borders.

The paper shown in the photo, titled "Department of Homeland Security — Kobach strategic plan for first 365 days," references "extreme vetting" questions for immigrants, a registration and tracking system, and a shutdown of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the US.

Here's the text that was visible on the paper:

1. Bar the Entry of Potential Terrorists
  1. Update and reintroduce the NSEERS screening and tracking system (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) that was in place from 2002-2005. All aliens from high-risk areas are tracked.
  2. Add extreme vetting questions for high-risk aliens: question them regarding support for Sharia Law, jihad, equality of men and women, the United States Constitution.
  3. Reduce intake of Syrian refugees to zero, using authority under the 1980 Refugee Act.

Trump had mentioned "extreme vetting" during the campaign and controversially suggested imposing a type of religious test that would measure immigrants' views on Islamic Sharia law, among other things. These "extreme vetting" rules would seem to apply to immigrants coming from areas where "there is a proven history of terrorism" against the US and its allies.

Kobach endorsed Trump early in his presidential campaign and has said that Trump's idea to force Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern border of the US came from him.

He also authored some of the strictest immigration laws in the country. And NBC News noted that Kobach "helped write the book on creating a federal Muslim registry" in the US.

Also referenced in Kobach's document is the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, which Kobach helped create while he worked at the Justice Department under President George W. Bush. The program was established after the 9/11 terror attacks and required people from "high-risk" countries to undergo interrogations and fingerprinting.

A Sunday news release from Trump's transition team confirmed that Kobach met with Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence over the weekend to "discuss border security, international terrorism, and reforming federal bureaucracy."

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