Giovanni Diaz, a Dreamer from Georgia, and Victor Perez, a Dreamer from Alabama, were among a group of young undocumented immigrants who traveled to protest in front of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s offices, asking for his resignation as well as a stop to his work drafting immigration laws such as Arizona’s SB1070 and Alabama’s HB 56. The Dreamers are also calling for Kobach to drop a lawsuit against President Obama’s deferred action policy.
“We want to deliver a message – stop the hate and discrimination he [Kobach] has been disseminating,” said undocumented student Ernesto de la Rosa, from Kansas.
Kansas “Dreamer” Sulma Arias, executive director of the Wichita, Kansas-based Sunflower Community Action, said the approximately 60 Dreamers went to Kobach’s offices to deliver 3 messages to the Kansas Secretary of State, including “stop wasting Kansas taxpayers’ money against immigrant families, and to resign from his position, which he has done so ineffectively due to the agenda he has chosen to follow,” said Aria. The students tried to meet with Kobach, but his office said he was too busy.