San Jose, CA (March 8) -- The issue of immigration has taken the center stage ever since President Barack Obama prevented the deportation of children of illegal parents, allowed them to work, join the military, and go to school as a path for citizenship.
Despite this announcement, however, some states started deporting illegal immigrants that caused a lot of confusion and conflict on how to handle the ticklish issue of immigration and the Dream Act.
A representative from the Office of Congressman Mike Honda will update the Filipino community in the Bay Area on the recent proposal on immigration reform to be held at the Filipino Youth Coalition (FYC) Office at 2300 Huran Drive, San Jose at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This was announced by Michael Tayag, spokesperson of the forum organizers.
The forum is sponsored by the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS), FYC, Anakbayan of Silicon Valley, National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), BAYAN, and the Office of Congressman Honda.
Filipinos in the Silicon Valley are one in saying that there must be a just and dignified immigration reform now.
The symposium is an offshoot of the Keeping the Families Together Bus Tour, which is a national event, that hopes to generate as many legislators and sympathizers to work for a just and dignified immigration reform.
Messages of support from Allies around the country were aired and read hoping that the Dream Act will be passed soon, campaign for community change that will work out to win meaningful immigration reform that protects families and build strong communities.