Immigration Activists March on Kansas Secretary of State’s Home

Madeleine Morgenstern, The Blaze, June 16, 2013

Immigration protesters marched on the home of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Saturday, leaving behind a pile of shoes “of the fathers he’s deported.”

Kansas nonprofit Sunflower Community Action said it had 300 activists in front of Kobach’s home, whom they branded the “King of Hate” on Twitter. Kobach was an architect of Arizona’s tough immigration law.

“Every time immigration is tied with Kansas, people automatically think of Kris Kobach, who has made a name for himself and a living off of pushing for self-deportation laws at the national level,” Sulma Arias, executive director of Sunflower Community Action, told the Kansas City Star. “We want the country to know that our values as Kansans move us to common-sense reform with a path to citizenship. Kobach does not represent Kansas values.”

Video posted online showed protesters standing outside the home chanting “Si se puede!” Members of the crowd then filed up to the porch and lined up the shoes.

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