For Immediate Release
July 10, 2015
NAKASEC and Affiliates Urge the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Stand on the Right Side of History with Immigrant Families
Oral Arguments in New Orleans will give the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON DC — Today, a three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Texas, et al. v. United States, a lawsuit blocking the implementation of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.
Dae Joong Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Jenny Seon, interim executive director of the Korean Resource Center (KRC) in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, and Inhe Choi, executive director of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC) in Chicago, Illinois, issued the following statement:
“Our movement is growing stronger than ever. We know that in time, our voices will win justice for our immigrant families. We will see real changes to America’s broken immigration system, beginning with the full implementation of the deferred action program for young adults and parents (DACA and DAPA).
Young Asian American Dreamers, Latino/a Dreamers, and African Americans will hold their heads high and raise their voices for all to hear. This summer, they will take their story to the streets with the Dream Riders Across America campaign. As they visit nine states and cities, their experiences, contributions, as well as hopes for America will remind all of us that America stands for keeping families together. Our young leaders will call on our communities to raise their own voices. The only way we can make policy changes for all hard working families be they low income, immigrant, or people of color is by speaking out and building our collective electoral power.
We are undeterred by lawsuits, politics, and anti-immigrant sentiments. We will stop at nothing to ensure that all young people, parents, and immigrant families are protected and respected.”
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans on major social justice issues. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center).