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Youth Highlights How Immigration Laws Tears Families Apart

By March 28, 2006 No Comments

Along with other immigrant rights advocates, NAKASEC and its affiliates traveled to Washington D.C for the National Immigration Reform Lobby Day on September 20th and 21st.Joining NAKASEC was Andrew Jung, a 15-year-old Korean American U.S. Citizen who was featured at a town hall event attended by over 400 people. Andrew shared his personal story about how the unfair immigration policies led to his mother being held in detention for over 6 months and eventually the deportation of his loving parents.After over 20 years of living in the Toledo, Ohio community, his parents made the difficult decision to leave their only son behind understanding that America offered more opportunities for Andrew.

Over the course of the two days, NAKASEC and its affiliates met with members of Congress from California, Illinois, Ohio, and New York to urge them to pass fair and humane immigration reform legislation, in particular the Senators McCain-Kennedy Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005.