NCAPA Strongly Opposes Trump’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-American Executive Orders

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 25, 2017

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NCAPA Strongly Opposes Trump’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-American Executive Orders

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) strongly opposes President Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders today that would increase deportations, withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities, and direct federal agencies to begin construction of a wall on the Mexican border.

We condemn any action that stereotypes or criminalizes people based on their faith, nationality, race, or immigrant status--such actions undermine our nation’s core values and principles. Furthermore, stripping funding from cities that have created policies to increase public safety will only make those cities less safe--undermining community relationships with local law enforcement, wasting tax dollars, and unnecessarily scapegoating immigrants.

“President Trump’s executive actions are based on unfounded fears and the well-documented lie that immigrants are more likely to be criminals. As a nation, we are better than bigotry, hate and xenophobia. NCAPA firmly stands with immigrants and refugees and Muslim Americans--all of whom are an integral part of America. Many in our communities are targeted because they are considered ‘un-American,’ and we will not stand by while our communities continue to be attacked,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang.

NCAPA members issued the following statements:

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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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