Saturday, July 16, 2011

Undocumented Student Calls On Filipino Community

LOS ANGELES – One of the undocumented students arrested after a protest earlier in the week is calling for the greater Asian and Filipino community to rally behind the DREAM Act, Comprehensive immigration reform, and the immigrant rights movement.

Ju Hong, an undocumented UC Berkeley student originally from South Korea, was among the seven undocumented students arrested on Tuesday after a protest at San Bernardino Valley College.

About 200 protesters gathered at the college to protest the county’s cracks down on illegal immigrants and school police allegedly working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to detain undocumented students.

Hong said there were about only a handful, maybe more, of Filipino and Asians in the protest, a disappointing showing for the community given the large number of Asian and Filipino undocumented immigrants living in California and the US. Read More Article

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