Amnesty Mob Bused to Kansas Sec. of State's Home for Immigration Protest
Proponents of the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill and other pro-illegal immigrant measures reportedly protested on the front porch of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s private residence on Monday.
Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes reports that at least 200 leftist activists affiliated with the group Sunflower Community Action were bused into Kobach’s neighborhood where they protested on his private property. “I was just appalled,” Kobach said in response. “They have a right to protest at my office or at public places--that’s fine. But they don’t have a right to enter someone’s private property and engage in this kind of intimidation.”
Kobach is the author of Arizona’s SB 1070, a state law that empowered local and state law enforcement officials to enforce America’s immigration laws. SB 1070 became necessary as President Barack Obama’s administration ordered federal law enforcement agencies to ignore parts of immigration law in favor of his political agenda. Parts of SB 1070 were ultimately overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Kobach also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the Gang of Eight immigration bill.
Kobach told Starnes he is lucky he and his family were not at home during the protest but is nonetheless terrified for their safety and wants a criminal investigation conducted. “I have four little girls and they would have been terrified to see 200 protesters shouting at their daddy on megaphones on the front lawn,” he said.
Kobach added that he thinks many of the protesters were themselves illegal aliens, and shouted things like: “Kris Kobach, come on out. We’ll show you what Kansans are all about.” The videos show the protesters shouting, “Si se puede!” the motto of the United Farm workers that has been adopted by illegal immigration activists; President Barack Obama used the English translation of the phrase as his campaign slogan, “Yes we Can!” Interestingly enough, leftist activists overtook the Senate Judiciary Committee shouting, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!” when it passed the Gang of Eight legislation onto the Senate floor.
The videos also show the protesters swarming his front lawn and porch and marching down the street in his neighborhood. A narrator said on one clip, “Again, this is Secretary of State of Kansas Kris Kobach’s house. We found out where he lived and we came to visit him!”
Kobach added in his interview with Starnes that he found out later that it took police at least 15 minutes to respond to calls to come to his neighborhood. He said he and his family would have been in “grave jeopardy” had he been home and the situation with the mob had gotten out of hand. “If we had been in the home and not been armed, I would have felt very afraid--because it took the police 15 minutes to show up.”
“It’s important we recognize there’s a reason we have the Second Amendment. There are situations like this where you have a mob and you do need to be able to protect yourself,” Kobach explained. “The Second Amendment is the private property owner’s last resort."