“She never had a chance to fight cancer.” Stories like that have prompted California lawmakers to consider proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country without immigration status. Serrano was one of hundreds of immigrant activists who came to the Capitol on Monday for “Immigrant Day of Action.” She and her husband spent the day meeting with lawmakers, sharing the story of Angeles. “The conversation that I have is about the cost,” she said, describing her interactions with lawmakers. “The conversation we want to have is about our families.”
We denounce Trump’s proposed immigration plan to reduce family-based immigration and limit asylum seekers in this country in favor of a so called “merit-based” immigration system. President Trump, Stephen Miller, and their colleagues simply do not believe that family bonds have any “merit."
Los Angeles declared a homeless shelter crisis in April 2018. Shortly after, City Council President Herb Wesson was the first councilmember to step forward with a plan to bring bridge housing in his 10th District. Draft designs for one of the recently approved shelters — dubbed "Hope at Lafayette" — obtained by LAist show a plan to build living spaces out of shipping containers, enough to house 70 people.
KRC is researching and providing the above list of appartments that have open waiting lists to our members. We also help people fill out the waiting list applications - to make an appointment, please call 323-937-3718
KRC’s seniors group is a group of Korean American seniors active on health, housing, and other immigration-related issues that directly impact them, their peers, and their community. The group meets monthly and will be meeting on May 31, 10am at KRC´s office at 900 Crenshaw Blvd. The following meeting will be on June 28.
On KRC’s 36th anniversary, KRC is remembering and celebrating the 39th anniversary of the People's Uprising in the city of Gwangju with May 18 activist Myung Sook Cha. Through her experience, she will be sharing her reflections about the struggle and fight for democracy in Korea. KRC hopes to educate members about what happened on this historic day, reflect on how this mirrors our current movement, and inspire generationsto move forward with the valuable lessons learned on May 18th. KRC will also announcing its annual scholarship awardees.
We are working in the community to bring health for everyone - expanding the Medi-Cal program to all regardless of immigration status. Over the past two weeks, we met with over 30 immigrant parents to introduce the campaign and brainstorm together ways to make our voices heard in the health care debate. We made plans to meet with legislators and how to effectively share immigrants’ stories with the pubilc.
On May 3, 2019, Reuters reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to issue a proposed rule related to deportation on public charge grounds. This document is intended to help advocates and community members understand current policy and what we may see in the proposed rule.
KRC marched on May Day in the city of Orange with dozens of labor and social justice organizations including VietRISE, Orange County Civic Engagement Table, OC Labor Federation, SEIU, UFCW, IBEW, AFSCME and CLUE.