(1/28/17) Self Care Saturday

Starting this week, we are inviting community members to join our Self Care Saturday program. We will gather together to meditate, reflect, and discuss about our shared concerns. The program also includes monthly book club meetings and volunteering opportunities. Light snacks and tea will be provided.

Immigration Town Hall

KRC, APABA and KABA will host an Immigration Town Hall for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Koreatown. Important information for immigrants and free one-on-one consultation with an immigration attorney will be provided.

  • WHEN:    January 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
  • WHERE:    Trinity Central Lutheran Church, 987 S. Gramercy Pl., LA, 90019 
  • WHO:        Korean Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Bar Associationm, Korean Bar Association 

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Immigrant Rights Program

The Korean American community faced tremendous challenges and difficulties in the early 1990s. They included the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992, Proposition 187 in 1994, and in1996, the repeal of affirmative action as well as the signing of the welfare and immigration reform laws. These new laws and policies had a profound impact on Korean Americans, immigrants and ethnic minorities. It led to the unprecedented efforts to educate and mobilize Korean Americans towards the goal of defending and advancing immigrant rights.

Rally and March - California: Fearless, United!

Join us this Sunday, December 18, as we march and rally in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate diversity, reaffirm the state's welcoming stance, and call for respect for constitutional rights for all. This is a pro-immigrant, pro-diversity, and pro-California march in response to the anti-Muslim hate crimes and anti-immigrant rhetoric held by the election of President-elect Trump. This is a march organized by a very diverse group of organizations, including KRC, and at this International Migrants Day, Californians will gather to send a message of unity and pride. The march departs from Pershing Square on W. 5th Street and S. Olive Street and concludes with a rally at Grand Park in front of City Hall. If you would like to carpool with KRC, email Jinkyung Park at jinkyung [at] krcla.org. Please invite your friends and family to join the rally!

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+”.