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Hundreds Gather to Support Immigration Reform

By January 28, 2009 No Comments

Hundreds Gather to Support Immigration Reform

On January 21, more than 800 faith leaders and community members gathered in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) headquarters in Washington D.C. to urge a moratorium on the raids and immigration reform. As a member of the executive committee of Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), NAKASEC helped organize the rally and brought in Reverend Norman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center (San Francisco) to speak. Following the rally, everyone marched to Westminster Presbyterian Church for a community forum. It was co-moderated by EunSook Lee, executive director of NAKASEC, and Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland. Staff of NAKASEC’s two affiliate centers – Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (Chicago) and Korean Resource Center (Los Angeles) –participated and did media outreach in their respective cities.

Jino Jung, Korean Resource Center intern, traveled from Los Angeles, CA to participate in today's rally where more than 500 faith leaders, community members, and allies gathered.

Jino Jung, Korean Resource Center intern, traveled from Los Angeles, CA to participate in today's rally where more than 800 faith leaders, community members, and allies gathered.

Pictured: Representative Luis Gutierrez (IL) addressing the crowd at the town hall, which was co-moderated by EunSook Lee, executive director of NAKASEC, and Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland.

Pictured: Representative Luis Gutierrez (IL) addressing the crowd at the town hall, which was co-moderated by EunSook Lee, executive director of NAKASEC, and Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland.