Our Message on Travel Ban

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 21:43 pm

Saygıdeğer Türk-Amerikan Toplumu, Sayın Üyelerimiz,

Güney Kaliforniya’da yasayan Türkleri, 1953 yılından bu yana temsil eden ATASC olarak, Amerika Birlesik Devletleri Baskanı’nın, nüfusunun çoğunlığu müslüman olan yedi ülkeden gelenlerin, ABD’ye girisini
yasaklamasını üzüntü ve endiseyle karsılıyoruz. Bu konuda yardıma ihtiyaci olan üyelerimiz, bize basvurduğu takdirde,
yine uyelerimiz arasında bulunan göçmen avukatlarımızla bağlantı kurmalarını sağlayabiliriz. Ayrıca, gerektiğinde, ATASC olarak, mahkemelerde ve/veya sınır giris kapılarında tercümanlik desteği de verebiliriz.

ATASC’ye bağlı tüm Yönetim Kurulları, göçmenlik haklarına ve insanların istediği dini seçme hakkına saygı duymakta ve bu hakkı savunmaktadır.

Her zaman olduğu gibi, Atatürk’ün ‘Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh’ sözlerine bağlıyız ve bütün  göçmenlerin yanındayız. Üyelerinin çoğu, kendisi veya ailesi göçmen olan bir dernek olarak, nefret ve ayrımcılığa karsıyız. Hiç kimsenin, uyruğu, dini, rengi, cinsiyeti, dili, doğum yeri nedeniyle yargılanamayacağına inancımız tamdır. Amerika Birlesik Devletleri göçmenler tarafından kurulmustur. Unutmuyoruz ki, dünyanın önde gelen sirketlerinde, pek çok bilim insanı, vizeyle çalısmaktadır.

Kaliforniya’da yasayan Amerikalı Türkler olarak, her iki kimliğimizden de onur duymaktayız.

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Dear members and Turkish American Community,

Representing the Turkish American community in Southern California since 1953, ATASC feels extremely concerned about the President of the United States’ executive order blocking entry of refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries into the United States. We understand and share our members’ frustration about the process and would like to remind all of our members to stay informed during times of confusion like now.  We have many experienced immigration attorneys among our members who could provide legal aid. If any of our members would like to get help or reach out to any of these professionals please contact us at info@atasc.org. In addition, ATASC would like to offer translator service in Turkish/English in case of need at borders and/ or courts.

ATASC boards stand by with immigrants’ rights and choice of religious rights!
As the founding father of our motherland, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, said, we believe in “Peace at Home, Peace in the World.”  And, with that belief of peace in our hearts, we, the Turkish Americans of Southern  California stand in solidarity with immigrants and immigrant rights. We are a non-profit organization representing our members who are mostly immigrants or descendants from immigrant families. We believe in promoting peaceful cultural exchange.  Hate and discrimination have no place in our world. Residents of the United States cannot be judged by their country of birth, nationality, citizenship, religious belief, color, race, or gender. America was built by immigrants. Let’s remember; under H1B1 visa status there are many scientists working for American companies in America that lead world industries.
We are proud Turkish Americans and proud Californians who are also very proud of our Turkish Heritage.

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ATATURK’s Corner



Ataturk dedicated 23 Nisan, the anniversary of the Turkish National Congress in 1920 to Children. His vision was:

FUTURE BELONGS TO AND IS PROTECTED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS


He expressed it best when he addressed Turkish Youth:

"O Turkish Youth! Your first and foremost duty is to defend and protect the Turkish independence and the Turkish Republic for all eternity. All the mighty strength that you will need exists in the noble blood a-flowing in your veins!."

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

For a full text (In Turkish) Click HERE



ATASC SCHOOL IN IZMIT, TURKEY

ARSLANBEY ATA-SC OKULU
On August 17, 1999, western Turkey was struck by a devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake. Many thousands of people were killed, and many more made homeless by the quake that was centered near Izmit. Contributing to the rebuilding process, ATASC initiated an effort in February 2003 to build a new school for the children of Izmit. The school admitted its first class on September 13, 2004. ATASC still continues to support its namesake school.
Since 2006, ATASC sponsored 13 needy children, helped send 6 children to Space Camp Izmir, opened up a Computer Lab and a Science Lab. Most recently ATASC helped the school to open up a pre-school by furnishing four pre-school classrooms named for ATASC chapters. VATAN Chapter is currently in the process of furnishing a conference salon for the students of the elementary school.







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