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Immigrants Voices Heard in State Capitals

By March 28, 2006 No Comments

Immigrant communities in Illinois and New York are exercising their right to be heard by their elected Representatives.

On March 9th, KRCC joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Springfield, Illinois to lobby Representatives on several key immigrant rights issues. Among the issues raised: recent cuts totaling nearly a half million dollars to Illinois’ various immigrant services and the rights of undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses (which is currently under debate with the introduction of a state drivers’ license bill.KRCC also stood in solidarity with the most vulnerable of immigrant and African-American workers in support of a Day Labor bill.

YKASEC participated in the annual Immigrants’ Day in Albany, “Equal Rights, Access & Opportunities for New York’s Immigrants” on April 6. Organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, more than 10 Korean American community organizations and 50 Korean American community members attended.This year, community members advocated for immigrants’ rights to drivers’ licenses and access to health care & public services.