Glenn interviews Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about immigration protest

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On radio yesterday, Glenn shared the story of Kansas State Attorney General Kris Kobach who was targeted over the weekend by members of the pro-immigration reform group Sunflower Community Action Network.

Protestors marched on Kobach’s home on Saturday, leaving behind a pile of shoes “of the fathers he’s deported.” Kobach was targeted because he is considered the architect of Arizona’s immigration law.

This morning, Glenn interviewed Kobach about the incident.

“He is a very brave man and leading the way to stand against illegal immigration. Not against immigration. Against illegal immigration,” Glenn said of Kobach. “He is leading the way. Kansas is now the only state, I believe left, where you are forced to produce identification to go vote. This Supreme Court yesterday overturned the Arizona case. It’s crazy. It is absolutely crazy.”

Fortunately for Kobach and his family, when the some 700 organized protestors descended on his home on Saturday, he was not home.

“I just really feel blessed we weren’t home, because I’ve got four young daughters, aged 9 and younger, and they would have been absolutely terrified,” Kobach said. “This would have been sort of a scarring event in their lives, seeing people, a mob descend on our house with megaphones and signs.”

Like Glenn began to explain yesterday, Kobach reiterated that the Sunflower Community Action Network is a well-organized and well-funded group that has won grants from progressive foundations for its work for economic and social justice.

“Well, the organizers of the rally – first of all, they spent a lot of money on this, or the mob action, whatever you want to call it. They had four buses, presumably rented or purchased, they brought in a busload of people all the way from Wichita, about three hours from the Kansas City metro area,” he explained. “It’s called the Sunflower Community Action Network, an organization that sprung up right as ACORN folded its tent in Kansas and it appears to have the same leadership and structure.”

While the media has largely ignored this story, the limited coverage has so far painted the perpetrators as innocent protestors.

“But I want to share something with your listeners,” Kobach said. “In the left wing media has, in response to this said, ‘Oh, there’s nothing to worry about. These are just protesters.’ No, these aren’t protesters. These are people who have an audience of one. If they were protesting, wanting to get exposure to the public media, they would be in front of my office building. But no, they went to a quiet suburban neighborhood, stood in front of my house. No one else had to hear them, except for a few neighbors. They were trying to intimidate.”

Just as with any immigration conversation, there is an important and necessary distinction to be made between those that choose to enter the United States legally and those that do so illegally.

“Think about the brazenness of what these members of this mob are doing. The ones who are illegal aliens, they are saying: let’s break the law and enter the United States illegally, then let’s trespass on this elected official’s property and there are a number of other criminal threats that also apply, and then let’s demand amnesty,” Kobach said. “So we’ll break all kind of state and federal laws, then while standing on the front porch of an elected person’s house, we are going to demand through a megaphone that we be given amnesty.”

Kobach made it clear that he will not back down from his position on illegal immigration, and he challenged other elected officials to also be steadfast in their convictions.

“Our whole system depends upon elected officials responding to the needs of their constituents and not being threatened as so often happens in a third world country,” he said. “This gets to the very core of what our American system depends on, and that is we don’t have mobs, we don’t have this kind of pressure put on decision-makers.”

“I appreciate your bravery, Kris, and I feel for your family and your children. I really do,” Glenn said. “I know what you are going through, and you just do all that you can do. Do all that you can do. It’s worth it in the end.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    What happened outside of Kobach’s house is pure political intimidation and coercion.

    This is not the way of Martin Luther King, nor the Tea Party; this is terrorism of the left, and it will be only a matter of time before they move another step up and commence to use violence and death to try and get their way.

    The left only understands messages of hate, violence and death.

  • Stephan Bruno

    When is someone gonna catch Glenn naked with a 12 year old boy yet?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    When are you going to live in reality? 

  • landofaahs

    States need to take back their rights and tell the Feds to go take a long walk on a short pier.  Starve the beast.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    Did anyone see that story that seven eleven had Mexican slave labor? Thinks liberals.

  • bucketnutz

    Obama was talking today about his stance on the NSA and he described an American Citizen as an American Person and did not use the word Citizen,,so now you know why immigration is not important to him..Obama does not believe in Borders as is the policy preference of most Progressives. The people will have to take control of our own destiny and defend our borders against all invaders…Obama is as irrelevant as he thinks we are.

  • landofaahs

    Every illegal steals food from the mouth of an American child.  Every illegal made legal will steal food from the mouth of 2 American children.

  • landofaahs

    Buy some extra guns and ammo.  They would not try that crap long with me.  I think Texas and Arizona ought to ask for volunteers to guard the border with arms and let the governor grant them authority under State of emergency to shoot anyone coming across the border illegally.  After a couple of casualties, that border would seal up tighter than a Tupperware bowl.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the corrupt Obama Justice Dept. is giving personal information on its
    ideological enemies such as Attorney General Kobach’s home address to the Sunflower
    Community Action Network street mob?

  • thinker

    And Mexico has tough anti immigration laws.  

  • Anonymous

    I agree that there should be no amnesty..but Glenn needs to do a little better at fact checking. Currently, 30 states require ID to vote…not 1

  • Anonymous

     I wish these events could be known in advance, and then those who wish to defend Kobach and his kind could show up and face down those cowardly Spics and tell them to go home. Carrying with permits, hopefully.

  • Anonymous

    One of these days they will find a guy who will not tolerate these basturds and the shooting will start

  • jazzport

    We should mine the fields on the borders, that will keep them out!!!!

  • Mike Nelson

    Why would you want to see that?

    Your deviance has been noted :(

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    many of these illegals feel they are owed — it is the left which creates this mindset.

    i think the state should pay for his security.

  • Anonymous

    Be strong Kobach and let’s send them all back to where they came from.  I think our melting pot is full and we don’t need anymore takers.  Our givers are getting few and far between.

  • Herbert Shallcross

    Viewing this logically, no Kansas state official can deport anyone. It is just not within their power, so those shoes don’t belong to anyone deported by a Kansas state official. 

    If people are in this country illegally, the Federal officials who are in charge of deportation should to their job and deport them. Germany and France, and every reasonably competent government in the world  deports people who are in their country illegally. Is this wrong? If not, why is it wrong for the U.S.?

    Being punished for crimes you have committed is harsh, but it is the natural consequence of your own actions. A country that doesn’t enforce it’s own laws will not survive. 

  • Herbert Shallcross

    I think that was mostly Pakistani slave labor. How many of those overworked and underpaid “slaves” were relatives of the franchisee, and had a good idea of what would be expected of them when they were recruited? You take someone who has no hope of a good life in Pakistan, and even though it violates U.S. labor laws, you give them the chance to work hard and one day own their own business. Pizza parlors all over the country have been run on this system for fifty years or more. 

  • Herbert Shallcross

    If the new immigration bill passes, my advice to the millions of people who have applied to enter the country legally and who are waiting their turn would be to say, “Screw It!”, come in on a tourist visa and just stay. Apparently that is our actual immigration system. 

  • Anonymous

    I signed a similar bill in MO. 7yrs ago after my family was almost killed by one of the FRIENDS of United States Government !
    17 death threats later i’m still here !  The best part America is so are they ! feel free ?safe?
    In the words of mexy pres. SEND BACK THEM !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Very true and that’s just talking about food,   they take it all , we loose it all .

  • greywolfrs

    So, you take your Psychological Projection to a new level. You are a complete idiot.

    P.S. I see you called the Senator who switched sides a “tom.” Could it be that he cited the SAME things I told you a couple of days ago. Moron.

  • greywolfrs

    Reality? He don’t need no stinkin reality…

  • Anonymous

    It’s the same old story, the squeeky wheel gets the attention. Ilegals use the media to spread their propegana. What I want to know is what happen to the rights of Americans? Why do we have to put up with our laws being broken, our jobs taken, drugs pouring over the border, gangs ivading our land, our resources given away to people who do not respect our county or our laws. Its easier to ask for handouts and break laws, than it is to fight for your own country and make it a good place to raise your children. What ever happen to your pride and most of all your faith in God. Find the path God planed for you. God never said to flee your home, steal from others. God never wanted you to hide your faces from him,lift up your face, your heart, your eyes and your arms embrace God and follow his ways, then God will bless you and you will find the right path .

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    “Illegals” are the ones who pick vegetables and fruits in this country so your kids and my kids can eat and enjoy at our dinner tables every night, so STOP hating . . . Get the facts straight! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Yep like the KKK and other right-wing groups did before to all blacks and minorities in this country. We are even then??

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    They can shoot back as well brother, don’t forget that. So stop your madness and hate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Kobach lost his Arizona crazy law for trying to be above the Law. Enforce the laws we already have and stop creating more barriers for descent Latinos like most of these so called “illegals”
    And yes, protesters went to a “quiet suburban white neighborhood” like whites raided black neighborhoods during the 1950s and 1960s . . . . It’s call payback Mr. Koback, not fun, ah?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    We will not lose anyhting. STOP the fear and misinformation. Most illegals contribute to our economy and our society, but like any other group there are also some bad apples in there, which by the way are a minority.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Terrorism is define by political or religious violence using death as a weapon. No one punch Mr. Kobach, no one shoot at him or his family, no one got killed, no one got spit on . . . so where is the terrorism you talking about?? The fathers of hate are in the right-wing movement now taking over by extreme conservatives . . .

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    On that you are wrong, as with your idiocy of the KKK being a creation of the conservatives: the leftists are the ones who use hate, anger, division, coercion and terror to enforce their will and insane ideology.

    The Democrats created the KKK, not the conservatives.

  • landofaahs

    I buy very little at the store.  The illegals are stealing jobs at a low wage and sending most of it south so our neighbors can’t make enough to feed AMERICAN kids. Quit hating Americans so much You HATER.

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me El Taquito let me run you and your family over and I’ll walk away scott free no insurance no drivers license non citizen 7yr old son life flighted out with double broken legs wife drove the steering wheel through the floor board with her chest !
    For you , you filthy trader go try to get your head out of your ass PITO !
    I’ll give you something to fear PUTA !

  • SRM29

    Let me get this straight… expecting everyone to follow the law is hateful? I don’t care what job they do, they broke federal law! That is why they are called ILLEGAL immigrants. This BS spits in the face of our descendants who came here the right and legal way! 

    They way you defend their actions makes me believe you’re one of them.

  • Anonymous

    This article is such B.S…. First off, SCA is not a “Network.”  It is a non-profit that has succeeded for over 20 years at improving impoverished neighborhoods in Wichita and the surrounding areas.  They are the the complete and total opposite of a “hate group,” as some have implied.  Their mission is to come to a non-violent solution to immigration reform period.  Get your facts straight.  Do a little research and don’t just rely on a blatantly biased, overly emotional, and hate/fear filled dramatization by Kobach and his media cheerleaders.  Our ancestors…our very country was founded by immigrants.  By this perspective we are all descendants of illegal immigrants!

  • Anonymous

    Wow… a whopping 26 people have facebook “liked” this… that says it all right there.  Nobody is listening to your lies!  Clock out and go home!