NCAPA Deeply Disappointed by Passage of Anti-Syrian and Anti-Iraqi Refugee Legislation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOV. 19, 2015

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

mary@ncapaonline.org

   

NCAPA Deeply Disappointed by Passage of Anti-Syrian and Anti-Iraqi Refugee Legislation

NCAPA is deeply disappointed by today's vote in the House of Representatives to pass the so-called American SAFE Act (H.R. 4038), which would block all refugees from Syria and Iraq from being resettled into the United States. We call on the Senate to defeat this measure and instead work to ensure that our nation upholds our American values by welcoming refugees with respect and dignity, and not turning our backs on those fleeing persecution. 

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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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