For Immediate Release
February 7, 2017
Contact: SaeHee Chun, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-256-2208
NAKASEC, KRC, and Hana Center Launch Immigrant Rapid Response Plan
ANNANDALE, VA — On Tuesday, February 7, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and its affiliates, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) and Hana Center announced its Immigrant Rapid Response Plan. In January, the Trump administration issued a series of anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim executive orders. To protect and empower our communities, NAKASEC and affiliates launched the Immigrant Rapid Response Plan, which includes the following:
- A 24 Hour Hotline (1-844-500-DACA or 1-844-500-3222) to answer questions and assist community member in crisis. Assistance is available in Korean and English.
- Know Your Rights materials and trainings in Korean and English.
- The Dream Show webisode series on YouTube that shares policy updates and other pertinent information. Videos are produced in Korean.
- Proactive campaigns to fight for immigrant and human rights.
To support our full Immigrant Rapid Response Plan, NAKASEC needs to raise $35,000. Please visit our website to make a donation. A contribution of $100 covers one shift of the 24-Hour Hotline and will be matched by a supporter.
Sang Hyug Jung, Rapid Response Coordinator of NAKASEC, said: “The recent anti-immigrant executive orders signed into law by the Trump administration has brought much confusion as well as fear and difficulty in predicting the direction of future policies. We ask for people to spread the word about NAKASEC’s hotline, which operates to support community members facing emergency situations with legal aid and other assistance.”
Founded in 1994, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Hana Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center).