National Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leaders Condemn President Trump’s Plan to End Birthright Citizenship
Washington, DC—Following President Trump’s remarks indicating that he intends to sign an executive order that would effectively end birthright citizenship—a central pillar of the American immigration system—National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Gregg Orton issued the following statement:
“Under normal circumstances, we would likely not respond to obvious, incendiary political stunts that are intended to provoke and polarize, rather than unify; however, these are not normal circumstances. If President Trump is serious about his proposal, and this is not a desperate attempt to galvanize his political base a week before the elections, he should release it, so all the world can see that there is no question that white nationalism has found a home in the White House.
If President Trump does decide to add this to his already-lengthy list of anti-immigrant accomplishments, we will be there in unwavering opposition to remind him that the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and other communities of color are what truly make America great and we aren’t going anywhere.”