On June 7, 2012, Korean American community leaders congregated in D.C. for the first White House briefing for Korean American leaders across the country. The White House, working with the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), organized a briefing with senior-level Obama administration officials such as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu and State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh.
This being the first White House briefing for the Korean American community, the briefing was extremely informative and engaging. The speakers provided resources for many of the issues affecting the Korean American community and provided resources for many issues of concern to the Korean American community. The agenda and speakers covered issues such as immigration, trade, small and minority -owned businesses, judicial nominations, and U.S.- Republic of Korea relations, among other topics. The agencies that sent representatives ranged from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the U. S. Department of Commerce.
The Korean American community was excited to meet with the Obama administration and looks forward to future briefings as they continue to work with the administration.
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