NCAPA Applauds Bipartisan Senate Vote to Defeat Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCT. 20, 2015

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

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National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Applauds Bipartisan Senate Vote to

Defeat Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act


The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) applauds today’s bipartisan Senate vote to defeat the so-called Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146). NCAPA was proud to join 75 immigrant, civil rights, and labor organizations in opposing this legislation and demanding comprehensive immigration reform. S. 2146 would have undermined local efforts to enhance community safety. Instead, Senators from both parties chose to protect the trust between local law enforcement and communities and to safeguard funding for critical public safety and community development programs. 

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 35 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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