Kris Kobach is Unfit for Public Office

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017

Kris Kobach is Unfit for Public Office

(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), and Guadalupe Magdaleno, Executive Director of Sunflower Community Action in Kansas, issued the statement below following Kris Kobach’s announcement that he will run for Governor of Kansas:

“Kris Kobach is a threat to democracy—he is a bigot who has collaborated closely with hate groups to demonize immigrants and worked hard to disenfranchise millions of voters across the country. As Kansas Secretary of State, he wasted millions in a misguided and misinformed voter fraud effort.

“Kobach is an Architect of Hate and he’s relied on hate and fear to financially profit as he advanced and defended policies aimed at severely restricting immigration in the United States. He is simply not fit to be governor of Kansas—or hold any public office.

“Make no mistake: we are watching Kris Kobach as he pursues his political ambitions. As a movement we will fiercely organize and mobilize our members to push back on hate. Kris Kobach must be stopped.”


The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nations largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level. For more information, go to or follow us on Twitter @Re4mImmigration.