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NAKASEC Launches Stand with Families: Time to Act Campaign

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For Immediate Release
October 19, 2013

Contact:
Emily Kessel, NAKASEC, eakessel@nakasec.org

NAKASEC Launches Stand with Families: Time to Act Campaign
Protect Our Communities and Support the “Stand With Families: Time to Act” Campaign

Annandale, VA – NAKASEC (National Korean American Service and Education Consortium) announced its multi-faceted effort to increase the participation of diverse sectors of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community by reaching out to faith, small business, and youth community members to discuss immigration reform and its impact on the community.

The campaign includes a sign-on letter drive that unifies AAPI faith leaders, small business owners, young adults, and other community members designed to pressure lawmakers to support comprehensive immigration reform proposal that:
1.     Provides a clear, affordable and timely roadmap to citizenship.
2.     Keeps family members together by reducing the backlogs and preserving the family immigration system.
3.     Protects all workers.
4.     Promotes immigrant integration services.
5.     Preserves civil liberties and due process rights for all.

Immigrant workers and small businesses contribute immeasurably to our nation’s economic prosperity. Immigrant families pool their resources to purchases homes and start new businesses. Immigrant-owned businesses employ 4.7 million people and generate more than $776 billion annually.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates that comprehensive immigration reform would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $850 billion and create 820,000 new jobs.

For more information about the campaign, please visit: http://www.standwithfamilies.org

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The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 projecting a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues and promoting the full participation of Korean Americans with the greater goal of building a national movement for social change. NAKASEC is based in Los Angeles, CA and Annandale, VA. NAKASEC also has affiliates in Los Angeles (Korean Resource Center) and in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center).