MEDIA ADVISORY: Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

MEDIA ADVISORY:
Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Contact: Mary Tablante, mary@ncapaonline.org, 202-706-6768

WHAT: Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened to end the program, which would put approximately 800,000 young people at risk of losing their ability to get an education, work and contribute to their communities.

WHO:

  • DACA Beneficiaries

  • Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent of Education, District of Columbia 

  • Becky Belcore, Co-Director, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

  • Quyen Dinh, NCAPA Chair and Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

  • John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

  • Kham Moua, NCAPA Immigration Committee Co-Chair and Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

  • Alvina Yeh, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

  • David Inoue, Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

  • Jason Tengco, Executive Director, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

  • Lakshmi Sridaran, Director of National Policy & Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: In front of the White House

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.


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