NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately

NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately

Asian Americans Advancing Justice rejects President’s proposal

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers. His proposal today is unacceptable. We call on members of the House and Senate to reject this offer, and for Senator McConnell and the President to reopen the government immediately.

This President has endangered the future of thousands Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have DACA and TPS. We want a permanent solution for our families and one that does not come at the expense of our brothers and sisters at the border.

Our communities are strong and united, with a majority of Americans in opposition to the construction of a border wall and the expansion of detention camps for mass deportation.

James Woo, (404) 585-8446,
Michelle Boykins, (202) 296-2300 x0144,
Jessica Jinn, (213) 241-8817,
Brandon Lee, (773) 259-5288,
Christina So, (415) 848-7728,

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice and SEARAC call on Trump Administration to Honor U.S. – Vietnam Repatriation Agreement

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly meeting with Vietnamese government officials this week to discuss potentially drastic changes to the terms of an agreement that has governed the deportation of individuals to Vietnam since 2008.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, and the Southeast Asia Resources Action Center (SEARAC) strongly oppose any changes to the agreement that would erode protections currently afforded to Vietnamese immigrants, including a provision that does not permit those who entered the United States before July 12, 1995 to be deported. (more…)

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Request for proposals: Assessment of Advancing Justice network capacity





The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from consultants experienced in community engagement, policy advocacy, campaign management, and coalition development to assist Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”) with an assessment of the Advancing Justice affiliation’s current community networks and to make recommendations on building out its capacity to support community-based organizations in large-scale mobilizations and effective participation in national issue-based campaigns. (more…)

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Asian Americans mobilize and make historic gains in Illinois General Assembly

Asian Americans made their mark at the voting booth and on the ballot this year in Illinois. Community groups mobilized thousands of voters to the polls while Asian American elected officials made gains in the Illinois General Assembly.

The historic Election Day results showed two new Asian Americans will join Representative Theresa Mah in the Illinois General Assembly: Senator-elect Ram Villivalam and Representative-elect Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz. In addition, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi will return to Washington, D.C. for a second term. (more…)

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