The AAPI DACA Tour features stories of undocumented Asian Americans. (Photo: NAKASEC)

Video tour highlights Asian American youth faces of immigration

APAHM Spotlight on National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) is bringing to light the stories of undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth with their AAPI DACA Video Tour in ten cities.

The two films part of the video tour are Halmoni (Grandmother), featuring DACA recipient Ju Hong’s trip back to South Korea to reunite with his grandmother. The following film features the Dream Riders Across America Tour, held by NAKASEC last summer where AAPI and other youth of color traveled across the country to share their stories about what it’s like to be undocumented.

April 18 was the oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court on President Obama’s deferred action initiatives, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+), and the decision is expected by June.

“DACA has allowed me to travel back to South Korea to reunite with my ailing grandmother for the first time in over 13 years. Imagine what DAPA and expanded DACA could do for the millions of families and community members who would benefit from these programs. Throughout the National AAPI DACA Video Tour, we encourage AAPI communities to share a personalized sign with messages of support for DACA/DAPA,” shared Ju Hong, National AAPI DACA Collaborative Coordinator and the face behind Halmoni (Grandmother).

Their next screening will be held Thursday, May 26 at the Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-215. Visit DACAVideoTour.com and follow #DACAVideoTour2016 for more information and locations near you.

As a coalition of more than 30 national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) throughout May by spotlighting the achievements of our members who work year-round to address issues important to our communities.

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