For Immediate Release
April 23, 2012
April 25th Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona’s
Cruel Immigration Law, SB1070
NAKASEC Joins Immigrant Rights, Civil Rights, Progressive Allies, Labor & Faith Leaders for rally.
500 People Expected to Turn Out.
On April 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Arizona’s cruel law, SB1070. The court is expected to announce its ruling in mid to late June. The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) will join a broad coalition of workers, civil rights organizations, immigrant rights groups, progressive allies and faith leaders who are coming together on this day in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate the importance of striking down this law.
The ruling on SB1070 will shape the kind of nation in which we live. At its core, SB1070 and its copycat laws are part of a broader attack on people of color, immigrant rights, worker rights, and voting rights underway across the country. If it is upheld, numerous states may move forward on their own versions of Arizona’s ‘papers please’ racial profiling law. Such a decision could fundamentally change the relationship between the federal government and states in how immigration enforcement is conducted. By striking down the law, the Court will set a major precedent – that state-sponsored racial profiling will not be tolerated.
More information on the Supreme Court hearing (Korean & English) can be found here: http://bit.ly/HWtV5k
WHAT: Rally to uphold Justice during the Supreme Court Hearing on SB 1070
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 — 11:00 AM
**NAKASEC, Asian American advocates ^ community members will meet in front of Barnes & Noble at Union Station at 10:15 am and walk over to the Supreme Court together.**
WHERE: United States Supreme Court (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20545)
WHO: Workers, civil rights organizations, immigrant rights groups, progressive
allies and faith leaders. NAKASEC & other Asian American advocates.
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a national progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans as a part of a greater goal of building a national movement for social change. NAKASEC is based D.C. and Los Angeles. NAKASEC also has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles (Korean Resource Center).