Recommendations for People Considering Applying for DACA Following the Election

There are many concerns about what could happen to the DACA program – and DACA recipients – once President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump said during his campaign that he intends to end the DACA program, though he has not said exactly if, how or when this might actually occur. We also won’t know until after Trump takes office on January 20, 2017, what Trump administration officials might do with the information that DACA applicants have submitted on their applications. The National Immigration Law Center has released a set of recommendations for DACA recipients or future DACA applicants, which we recommend as well.

Building Bridges - National AAPI DACA Video Tour

Building Bridges - National AAPI DACA Video Tour is a national communication campaign to educate AAPI communities on the pains of family separation as well as dreams and hopes of undocumented immigrant youth through the screening of two documentaries followed by community discussions. Two documentaries featuring personal stories of undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients will be shown: Dream Riders Across America and Halmoni (Grandmother). The National AAPI DACA Video Tour is initiated by NAKASEC, KRC, and KRCC.

6 things to know about the Supreme Court immigration case (The Hill)

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a blockbuster case that threatens to kill the executive actions President Obama took in 2014 to save nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. 

It’s possible the eight-justice bench could deadlock in deciding whether the president overstepped his executive authority. The court has shown signs that it’s struggling to reach consensus without a ninth member since the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. 

A 4-4 tie would still be a win for Texas and the 25 other states challenging a pair of executive actions –– which created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) initiative and expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs –– that a lower court put on hold in February 2015.

Photo Exhibit "Faces of DACA+ and DAPA"

Photo exhibit and stories runs in various US cities to highlight human impact of not having immigration reform or administrative relief

Los Angeles, CA – Today at the Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, the Korean Resource Center, part of the California Table for Immigration Reform, one of the largest and oldest coalitions in California in support of policy reforms on immigration law, and a project of CHIRLA, along with immigrant families launched a national education effort called “The Faces of DAPA and DACA+”.

Fast and Vigil to Demand Court to Rule on Administrative Relief

5th Circuit Judges are Functionally Acting as Puppets of Anti-Immigrant Politicians

The Korean Resource Center will hold a press conference on Wednesday, October 14 to demand the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on the administrative relief case they has been sitting on for almost a year. NAKASEC, the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC), and the Korean Resource Center (KRC) will also pledge to join solidarity fasts, engage in a social media campaign, and lead community conversations in support of the “The Fast to Keep Families Together” - a powerful 9 day fast and vigil starting on October 14th outside the courthouse in New Orleans led by impacted immigrant families and national leaders representing faith, labor, civil rights, and the immigrant community. The administrative relief programs, namely expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), could keep families together and provide them with temporary protections.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, October 14 @ 11:00 AM PST
  • WHERE:  3660 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 408, Los Angeles, CA 90010