Statement To Address The Rescinding Of DACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Statement to Address the Rescinding of DACA

September 12th, 2017 - - We, the Sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., are deeply disheartened by the White House Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Established in June 2012, DACA serves to protect eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children from deportation and provide work permits. Over 800,000 individuals from different backgrounds and stories will be affected by this action. These individuals may be close friends, colleagues, mentors, family, and perhaps even some of our very own Sisters. As an organization dedicated to promoting and educating members and communities not only on Pan-Asian culture but Cultural Diversity, we are committed to supporting our Sisters who may be affected. The decision to end DACA comes with a six-month wind down and leaves an open door for Congress to act and pass legislation by March 5th, 2018. We encourage our Sisters and the community to reach out to their respective Senators and Congressional Representative(s). For more information on DACA and recommended resources to those impacted, please visit:

Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

August 14th, 2017 - - Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. condemns the acts of violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. As women who stand on the pillars of Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity, we denounce all forms of violence, racism, and bigotry, and will continue to promote an inclusive and supportive sisterhood. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman who stood with her fellow Americans. We also hold those that were injured and personally impacted in our thoughts and hearts while they recover. As we continually strive to promote Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, we stand by our Sisters who advocate and take action against racism and social injustice in this country. We will continue to stand by our Sisters who have been impacted by these recent events. To quote Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, “We work here today to bring people together to unify folks. I remind you all that we are a nation of immigrants… Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants, is what makes us so special. And we will not let anybody come here and destroy it.” --- About Kappa Phi Lambda Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (ΚΦΛ, also known as KPL) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on March 9th, 1995, at Binghamton University. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the United States, KPL
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