NCAPA Marks Third Anniversary of DACA

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2015

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

mary@ncapaonline.org

 

 

 

 

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) marks third anniversary of

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) commemorates the third anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

 

"We celebrate DACA's third anniversary by recognizing the achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have had the opportunity to become DACA-mented, attend college and gain work authorization through the program," said Gregory Cendana, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance executive director and chair of NCAPA. "We will also continue to ensure that more Asian Americans apply for DACA and thank NCAPA leaders, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the White House for their outreach work to our communities. Our communities have gained so much from DACA, and NCAPA commits to keep pushing for comprehensive immigration reform."

 

Approximately one in 10 of the undocumented population is Asian American, but applications for DACA from Asian Americans have been disproportionately low. While expanded immigration relief has been put on hold, the original 2012 DACA program continues to accept applications.

 

NCAPA and our member organizations are participating in the hashtag #DACAworks on social media to show how DACA has benefited our communities.

 

Information about DACA from NCAPA members can be accessed at http://www.ncapaonline.org/immigration. Additionally, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has DACA renewal tips and more resources available.

 

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The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), founded in 1996, is a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations. Based in Washington D.C., NCAPA serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice on policy issues and priorities.

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