Kay Kyungsun Yu
In a time when we’re being bombarded by anti-immigration proposals from the White House, such as Executive Orders 13767, 13768, and 13769 (border security measures and the travel ban) and the six bills proposed in the Pennsylvania Legislature by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe including SB10 which would defund “sanctuary cities”, it’s important to stop for a moment and put a human face to the immigration debate. Meet Kay Kyungsun Yu, a Philadelphia attorney who leads the Litigation and Employment & Labor Groups of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC, former Chairperson under Mayor Nutter of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (the local agency charged with authority to enforce the City’s civil rights and anti-discrimination laws), marathon runner, and Korean immigrant.
In a recent article, America Must Reconsider Its Immigration Policy With Compassion, Yu urges our legislators “to consider immigrants and refugees with humanity and compassion in setting policy”. Read Ms. Yu’s article here.
posted by Amy Levengood