Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunflower Community Action group issues statement following Kobach protest

Sunflower Community Action Executive Director Sulma Arias released a statement Monday afternoon following the group's protest outside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's home.

Here is the full statement:
“On Saturday Kansas families – including children who were separated from their parent’s because of Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s policies -  prayed, rallied, and then peacefully gathered outside Sec. Kobach’s home to remind him that Kansans believe in keeping families together. Sec. Kobach has spent years promoting policies that do not represent Kansan values, hateful policies that force our families, friends, and neighbors to live in fear across Kansas and America. Nowhere is safe from his vicious policies of racial profiling and home raids, and our peaceful protests outside his home have now even led to violent physical threats. Enough."

"We demand an end to Sec. Kobach’s destructive policies and violent behavior. We urge Senator Moran to take immediate steps to distance himself and fix our broken immigration system by supporting and voting for comprehensive reform that puts family unity first and includes a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented Americans.  Only then will children like Carolina and Dora, who were present for Saturday’s peaceful gathering, not have to spend Father’s Day alone as a result of families torn apart.”