Kris Kobach is the embodiment of arrogant white privilege
"The audacity of some people who are illegally in the country is amazing," Kobach said. "First they demand we don’t enforce our laws and then they demand that a public official who wants to enforce the laws should resign."
Supporters of DREAM Act rally against Kobach - Lawrence Journal-World
Several in the group tried to meet with Kobach, a Republican who has been active in passing stringent anti-illegal immigration laws in several states, but Kobach’s spokeswoman met them downstairs from his office and told them that Kobach wouldn’t meet with them because his schedule was full and he doesn’t conduct immigration-related business while in his state office.
"We don’t do any immigration issues here in this office, the secretary of state’s office," said V. Kay Curtis, who took a letter from the group and said she would give it to Kobach.
Erika Andiola, a 25-year-old from Mesa, Ariz., said she wanted to urge Kobach to stick to his state job and stop interfering with policies in other states. “We are asking him to stop using his time on immigration,” Andiola said.
She said her mother was arrested by police two months ago because of Arizona’s SB 1070, which was co-authored by Kobach, and requires local law enforcement to attempt to determine a person’s immigration status during a stop or arrest.
"My mother was taken away handcuffed right in front of me," said Andiola. She was later released after law enforcement determined that she was in the process of getting residency status, Andiola said. She said her mother was initially stopped in her car because she was apparently "too brown" to be driving.