The following NCAPA members responded to the President's Budget.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
“This budget goes against our nation’s deeply held belief in our shared humanity,” said Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF president and CEO. “The proposed cuts would devastate efforts to help keep families and communities across the country healthy.”
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
“The White House budget would cut trillions in investments for families to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and a harmful mass deportation agenda to tear countless families apart and create terror in communities across the United States. Our immigration enforcement and mass incarceration system is rampant with abuse. Funding should be used to reform broken systems instead of increasing monies for incarceration and immigration enforcement activities that operate with no checks and balances.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
“We are not surprised by this budget – it confirms everything we have seen and knew would continue to happen,” stated Johanna Puno Hester, APALA National President and Assistant Executive Director of the United Domestic Workers, AFSCME Local 3930. “Our broken criminal injustice system already disproportionately impacts communities of color. With the government’s blessing for more agents and more detention beds, the private prison industry will continue to profit on the incarceration of Black and Brown bodies.”
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD)
President Trump’s FY 2018 budget reaffirms the sentiment that our communities are not important to this Administration. While hard-working Americans families are being deprived of the programs they need to survive, this Administration is also planning to provide major tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Federal investments in affordable housing would be cut by nearly 15% compared to FY 2017 through overall decreased funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).