FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2015
National Immigration Law Center Applauds South Carolina’s Decision to Remove Confederate Flag
COLUMBIA — Following votes in both bodies of the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of National Immigration Law Center, made the following statement:
“For communities that have been marginalized and ostracized, the symbol of the Confederate battle flag carries powerful and painful memories and serves as a reminder of how much work our country still has to do to achieve racial equality.
“The removal of the flag is long overdue. This is a victory for grassroots organizers and advocates for justice, and a new opportunity for healing in South Carolina and across the country. It’s time for the Confederate flag to come down anywhere it’s still flying, once and for all.”
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