Nearly 20 organizations, including the Chinese Progressive Association, OCA and the MinKwon Center for Community Action, came together at LaGuardia Community College on March 28 for the APA Community Town Hall Forum on Immigration Reform.
Immigrants from China, South Korea, the Philippines, Nepal, India, and other countries attended, and many shared their stories. Speakers told of waiting years to reunite with their families or being detained as a suspected terrorist. Attendees held up posters, beat drums and shouted slogans.
The rally comes ahead of a major march for immigration reform taking place in Washington, D.C., on April 10. Demonstrators will urge President Barack Obama and Congress to hold true to their promise and implement reform by the end of the year. Six buses will leave from neighborhoods with large concentration of Asians.