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Thawing the ICE: NAKASEC testified on raids impact on Korean American & APA communities

By June 29, 2008 No Comments

Click here for a copy of the testimony: ICE Misconduct testimony by EunSook Lee

For immediate release
June 23, 2008

Contact:
EunSook Lee, 323.937.3703, ext. 205
Sookyung Oh, 267.334.5918 (cell)

Thawing the ICE
NAKASEC to testify on raids impact on Korean Americans and AAPI communities

(Los Angeles, CA) The National Commission on ICE Misconduct and Violations of the 4th Amendment will hold a regional hearing in Los Angeles on June 24th to examine the impact of ICE raids on workers, families, communities and local economies. EunSook Lee, Executive Director of NAKASEC, will be one of the speakers to testify, specifically on impacts to Korean American and Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Responding to the stepped-up immigration enforcement activities in the recent months, a ten-member civilian commission was created with the mission of exposing injustice during ICE raids, educating the public, and making clear recommendations as to how the government should treat all the people of this nation. After thorough investigation, it will produce a public report that highlights its findings and makes recommendations to ensure Constitutional protection for everyone.

On February 25, the first hearing was convened in Washington, DC. Subsequent hearings have been held in Boston, Des Moines, and Atlanta.

What:
EunSook Lee, Executive Director of NAKASEC, will testify in front of the National Commission on ICE Misconduct and Violations of 4th Amendment Rights. Among other speakers, Cardinal Roger Mahony will make a special appearance.

When:
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:
Conference Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

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NAKASEC or the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium is a national consortium of non-profit organizations based in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. The centers sought to empower and improve the lives of Korean Americans as part of a greater goal of building a national movement for social change. NAKASEC is a multi-issue civil and human rights organization that is based within the Korean American community. We promote equitable changes to the political and legislative systems through a combination of education and policy advocacy with grassroots organizing and community mobilization.