For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2017
Contact: Sam Yu, Communications Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UndocuBlack Network to partner with the AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Table for “Black-AAPI Immigrant Day of Action” in DC
Chicago, IL – On December 5th 2017, the UndocuBlack Newtowk and the AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizining Table will be co-hosting a day of action in Washington DC (join our event on Facebook). We demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act and propose a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients. Our communities are often erased within the immigration conversation; we believe it’s time to fight back!
For this day of action, we are taking control of our narrative and sharing stories that center the lives and experiences of our communities. We are using our collective experiences as power to stress the urgency of passing legislation that reforms the systems that are impacting us. Furthermore, we will be facilitating inter community trainings and community building discussions to learn about each other’s particular experiences, address how white supremacy shows up in our communities, and build towards authentic solidarity.
The time for Congress to take action for undocumented young people is NOW. Each day that Congress does not act, 122 young people lose their DACA protection. That means over 850 undocumented youth lose protection each week and risk being deported from their friends, family, and home. In addition, termination of TPS has jeopardized the lives of thousands of people who have been working, living, and raising families for years and are now in danger of deportation. Too many of our undocumented young people are at stake; Congress must act immediately.
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Founded in 1994, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia, Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (HANA Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center).