We believe that everyone should become a citizen and actively participate in the social, political and economic fabric of the nation. We are carrying out a multifaceted campaign this Summer of 2017 that reflects these values. Join us and steer history in the direction of justice.
The DACA Program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which has provided the opportunities of a new life, education and jobs for thousands of undocumented immigrant young people since 2012 is facing a lawsuit by state governments of Texas and nine other states by September 5, 2017 and DHS will likely not defend the program. We are however encouraged by the bipartisan reintroduction of the DREAM Act in the U.S. Senate in July.
We are calling on courageous young immigrants all over the U.S. to meet at the Capitol from August 15 to September 5 of 2017 to make their stories heard with the American people and pressure the White House to respond to the lawsuit, and call for support for the DREAM Act. Contact us at jung [at] nakasec.org to join the campaign and share your story! (Even if you are unable to meet in person, you can still be part of the movement by contributing to the campaign.)
We are distributing information for immigrants to defend their basic rights when meeting immigration officials, both in pamphlet format and as smartphone app, and operating a 24/7 hotline for immigrants to call when detained by immigration to receive basic information and be referred to immigration attorneys.
Sign our petition urging Congress and the President to make DACA permanent and support the DREAM Act!
Adoptee Citizenship Act
Of the 300,000 children adopted to U.S. parents for almost a century, 12% do not have citizenship due to neglect from their parents and relevant departments. Many of them are adoptees from Korea. America must honor its promise and give back citizenship to the adoptees. The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2017 seeks to address this issue. Please sign a petition to move the bill in Congress.
Citizenship and Voter Registration
We are building upon twenty years of civic engagement work this year by continuing to help over 5,000 permanent resident immigrants apply for citizenship (directly and by addressing questions) and register students and new citizens to vote, through individual appointments, traditional workshops as well as cutting edge, text-mediated systems. We plan to purchase a van to ensure we are providing service to more areas where help is needed.
Every Dollar Counts
Contribute now and help move the campaign forward. Your donation supports young people mobilizing in Washington D.C., innovative naturalization and voter registration initiatives, and strengthen and make the United States a better place to live for all. We are raising $100,000, in five phases: $5,000, $10,000, $25,0000 and $50,000.