FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Statement to Address the Rescinding of DACA
September 12th, 2017 – – We, the Sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., are deeply disheartened by the White House Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Established in June 2012, DACA serves to protect eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children from deportation and provide work permits.
Over 800,000 individuals from different backgrounds and stories will be affected by this action. These individuals may be close friends, colleagues, mentors, family, and perhaps even some of our very own Sisters. As an organization dedicated to promoting and educating members and communities not only on Pan-Asian culture but Cultural Diversity, we are committed to supporting our Sisters who may be affected.
The decision to end DACA comes with a six-month wind down and leaves an open door for Congress to act and pass legislation by March 5th, 2018. We encourage our Sisters and the community to reach out to their respective Senators and Congressional Representative(s).
For more information on DACA and recommended resources to those impacted, please visit:
- US Department of Homeland Security “FAQ: Rescission of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)”
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center “What Do I Need to Know about the End of DACA?”
- National Immigration Law Center
- We Are Here To Stay resources
About Kappa Phi Lambda
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (ΚΦΛ, also known as KPL) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on March 9th, 1995, at Binghamton University. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the United States, KPL strives to strengthen sisterhood amongst women by providing service and promoting cultural diversity to their members and their community. For more information, visit http://kplsorority.org.
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