September 06 2017

Local group sets up call center to help DACA parents (NY1)

A Korean-American advocacy organization in Flushing is answering the call to help those affected by Tuesday's DACA decision.

The MinKwon Center for Community Action has started a hotline for people with questions about President Trump's decision to eradicate DACA.

Co-Director James Hong says dozens of concerned parents have already reached out with concerns about the status of their children. 

[[SOT James Hong/ Co-Director, The MinKwon Center for Community Action 33:10]]

"These are young people who have, you know, gained new leases on life. They've done things that they've never done before, you know, like getting a driver's license and also pursuing higher education," said Hong. "So we're having this bilingual hotline in order to help the community and make sure that they have the information they need."

The hotline is open from 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.

That number is 718-460-5600.