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RELEASE: President Obama Must Act Boldly on Immigration Reform

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For Immediate Release

July 16, 2014

Contact:
Diana Bui, dbui@nakasec.org
Emily Kessel, eakessel@nakasec.org

President Obama Must Act Boldly on Immigration Reform

NAKASEC and Partners Launch Campaign for Administrative Relief

Annandale, VA – Today, the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) in Virginia launched a campaign for administrative relief. By August 11th, NAKASEC and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizational partners across the country will collect more than 10,000 post cards to urge President Obama to take bold executive action on immigration reform.

“The President must expand deferred action for the 11 million undocumented immigrants, stop deportations, and protect the refugee children detained along the border,” said Dae Joong “DJ” Yoon, Executive Director of NAKASEC. “Since the House leadership failed to act, President Obama now has a great moral responsibility to stop the suffering of millions of people. We will keep Congress accountable and we will continue to fight for a permanent solution to fix the broken immigration system.”

By mid-August, NAKASEC will mobilize AAPI community members to Washington DC and deliver the post cards to the White House. Please visit the NAKASEC website or click here to sign on online. For more information, contact Diana Bui, Campaign Associate on Immigrant Rights and Civic Engagement at dbui@nakasec.org or (202) 670-1622.

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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 (Korean Resource Center).