FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2020
“It’s Time to Deliver: 100 Days To Pass Citizenship For All”
Chicago, IL – On Inauguration Day, a day that signifies a new Administration, new Congress, and a new beginning for this country, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and its network partners, NAKASEC VA of northern Virginia, HANA Center of greater Chicago, Korean Resource Center of Southern California, Woori Center of greater Philadelphia, and the Minkwon Center for Community Action of New York, will launch a 100 Days Campaign to pressure the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to pass citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants within their first 100 days in office.
Our demands are clear. In the first 100 days, the Biden-Harris administration and Congress must legislate:
1. A pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants, regardless of age, country of origin, or criminal background;
2. A pathway to citizenship for all intercountry adoptees, including those who have been deported; and
3. A moratorium on deportations with the goal of abolishing ICE and CBP.
Towards achieving this end, the 100 Day Campaign will include a strategic mix of story sharing of undocumented immigrants, 100 days of phone calls to Congress (“phonedogging”) demanding citizenship for all, and in-person mobilizations in D.C.
In 2008, when President Obama had a Democrat-majority House and Senate, he promised to provide legalization for undocumented immigrants, but failed to do so. Now, 13 years later, there is the same opportunity and President-Elect Biden made the same promise. We will urge the new President and Congress to not waste this moment the immigrant community helped create to pass meaningful immigration legislation
WHAT: Official launch of NAKASEC Network’s 100 Day Campaign a strategic mix of story sharing of undocumented immigrants, “phonedogging” to Congress, and in-person mobilizations in D.C.
WHO: Community members and undocumented leaders from NAKASEC, HANA Center, Korean Resource Center, Woori Center and Minkwon Center for Community Action.
WHEN: Official launch of campaign will be on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021 at 1pm ET. The launch will be anchored on NAKASEC’s Facebook page (@ nakasec).
WHERE: NAKASEC Facebook (@ nakasec) and Washington D.C. An official campaign website link will also be released during our Inauguration Day launch.
WHY: Because of the rare opportunity we are currently afforded with the new Administration and Congress. This is the opportunity to swiftly pass #citizenship4all undocumented immigrants. Congress and the White House must not squander this opportunity and we the people will hold them accountable.
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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 Chicago, Illinois.