Today, over fifty DREAMers from across the nation are traveling to Topeka, Kansas to protest Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and deliver a message: It’s time to resign as Kansas Secretary of State, and to stop exporting anti-immigrant measures to other states.
As Mitt Romney’s adviser on immigration, Kobach succeeded in convincing the presidential hopeful to promote “self-deportation” and to vow to veto the DREAM Act. Romney also called Arizona – a state where Kobach has successfully pushed racist laws – a “model for the nation.” Clearly that didn’t work out too well for Mr. Romney.
Kobach also successfully inserted anti-immigrant language into the 2012 GOP party platform. And he is the author of many state anti-immigrant laws, including Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56. Currently, Kobach is the lead counsel in a lawsuit to end the President’s “deferred action” for DREAMers program, which protects immigrant youth from deportation.
Kobach’s anti-immigrant agenda has hurt communities in Kansas, Arizona and around the nation – conservative and liberal alike. As the Republican Party grows to accept that it must moderate its positions toward immigration and Latino voters — DREAMers and their allies will be marching on the Kansas State Capitol to let Kobach and other anti-immigrant extremists know that their time is done.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Secretary of State’s Office, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612
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