Advocates to discuss need for family reunification, protections for immigrant workers, and a path to citizenship in light of new legislation introduced by U.S. Senators.

By Rachanee Srivasdi

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a coalition of 30 national Asian Pacific American organizations, will hold a phone briefing Thursday for ethnic media to underline the necessary components of fair and sensible immigration reform for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities (AAPI) in light of the newly introduced Senate immigration bill.

The phone briefing will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or 4:30 p.m. Eastern daylight Time.  The Call-In Number is 404-920-6650 and the Conference ID is 8889237.

The resource people in this conference call are:

Deepa Iyer, NCAPA Chair and Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Gregory Cendana, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and AFL-CIO

Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice

Doua Thor, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Center (SEARAC)

Son Ah Yun, Executive Director, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), founded in 1996, is a coalition of thirty Asian Pacific American organizations around the country.  Based in Washington D.C, NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) community and to provide a national voice on policy issues and priorities.

For more information, contact:

Rachanee Srisavasdi

(949) 892-0305

rsrisavasdi@veng-group.com