A Nation of Immigrants: Commemorating the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act and its Legacy in Re-defining American
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), its partners from the National Council on Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), and in collaboration with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), invite you to a Congressional panel commemorating the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.
October 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation that opened the door to immigrants from non-European countries and their family members, and fundamentally shifted the definition of American. Today, a growing number of immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America enter the country in unprecedented numbers, making the United States a uniquely diverse nation. However, while the Immigration Act of 1965 ushered in a time of tolerance and acceptance, the United States has grown increasingly xenophobic and distrustful of many of the same immigrants that were once welcomed at our borders. The Asian American and Latino American community remembers the hope and the promise of the Immigration Act of 1965. We invite lawmakers and community members to do the same by standing up against the enforcement of immigration laws that criminalize struggling communities.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building,
Representative Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) (Invited)
Representative Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) (Confirmed)
Representative Mike Honda (CA-17), CAPAC Immigration Task Force Chair (Invited)
Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) (Confirmed)
To Be Announced
October 07, 2015 at 3pm - 4:30pm
Katrina Dizon Mariategue ·