Protesters Surround Home Of Kansas Secretary Of State Kris Kobach

By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email
By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Immigration reform advocates gathered in Kansas City, Kan., and said contrary to popular rhetoric, most Kansans support immigration reform.

Organizers said the town hall meeting Saturday attracted hundreds of people from Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and Rhode Island.

After the meeting a group also went to the Wyandotte County home of Kansas Secretary of State Kobach and left about 20 pairs of shoes at his doorstep. Armando Minjarez, a member of Sunflower Community Action, one of the event coordinators, said the shoes represent parents who've been deported since 2008.

Congress is battling over comprehensive immigration changes.

Kobach has built a national profile presenting tough policies on illegal immigration issues. He and his family apparently weren't home during the protest at his home.

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A large group protesting against deportation of illegal immigrants descended Saturday evening on the Kansas City home of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Kobach’s tough stance on illegal immigration has made him a target among pro-amnesty groups, such as Sunflower Community Action.

There were around 100 protestors who surrounded Kobach’s home in protest to his stance in immigration. Kobach, his wife, and his four young daughters were not at home during the incident.

Click here to see a short Vine video posted by National People’s Action.

The Salina Post contributed to this report


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