Trump Administration’s New Deportation Policies Inhumanely Demonize Immigrants

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 22, 2017

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

mary@ncapaonline.org

 

 


Trump Administration’s New Deportation Policies Inhumanely Demonize Immigrants

In new policy memos, President Trump called for more aggressive enforcement policies which will lead to mass deportation, directing the Department of Homeland Security to search for, arrest and deport immigrants. The memos also call for an increased hiring of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and an expansion of the number of detention facilities.

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) strongly objects to the scapegoating of immigrants, and these new policies augment the already damaging immigration orders under the Trump Administration.

“The Trump Administration’s new policies and continued rhetoric demonize immigrants--tearing families and communities apart and striking fear in them like never before,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang. “Mass deportation is the most inhumane response to our nation’s broken immigration system. Immigrants of all statuses contribute to our nation, including through the workforce and economy. We must focus on policies that keep families together and that truly adhere to our American ideals.”

The National Immigration Law CenterAsian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and NCAPA member the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium have Know Your Rights cards and additional resources to help vulnerable communities. Additionally, NAKASEC's immigrant rapid response hotline is 1-844-500-3222 and support is available in English and Korean.

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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