Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Plans to Ban Those Seeking Asylum

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November 1, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Plans to Ban Those Seeking Asylum
Trump Continues Hateful Agenda while the Country Calls for Unity

 

SAN FRANCISCO — While the country is clamoring for unity amidst the mass shooting at a synagogue and package bomb attacks, President Trump is on the attack again. In a speech today he announced plans to deploy the military to block asylum seekers and build tent cities to detain families with children.

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

“We strongly condemn the President’s plan to deploy the military to block people from seeking asylum at our southern border and detain children and families in tent cities.

These are families and adults fleeing violence and extreme poverty who deserve a chance to live safely. Core to our values, we should be capable of processing these refugees for asylum fairly and treating individuals with the dignity they deserve.

After a week of hate crimes in the country, President Trump continues to perpetuate his principal agenda to cast immigrants and people of color as the enemy in order to grow support for his white nationalist agenda. As we’ve seen with past policies such as the Muslim and refugee ban to family separations at the border, the administration is blocking immigrants in every way possible.

We call on Congress to urge the President not to move forward with this illegal and immoral plan.”

 

Media Contacts:

Christina So, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7728, christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org

Michelle Boykins, Advancing Justice | AAJC, 202-296-2300 x0144, mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

James Woo, Advancing Justice – Atlanta, 404-585-8446, jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

Brandon Lee, Advancing Justice – Chicago, 773-271-0899 x200, blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org

Jessica Jinn, Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 213-241-8817, jjinn@advancingjustice-la.org

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s members are: Advancing Justice | AAJC (Washington, DC), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and Advancing Justice – Chicago.

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
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ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

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My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

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None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

12 hours ago   ·  9
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I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

5 hours ago   ·  1
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Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

11 hours ago   ·  3

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Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

8 hours ago   ·  2
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I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

6 hours ago   ·  1
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Again come on! This is no way to live😠

12 hours ago   ·  1
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Thavanh Vongkeo

10 hours ago
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Lean Pil share with your philly friends

9 hours ago
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David Seng

10 hours ago
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What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

9 hours ago

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Devon Lernsdale

6 hours ago

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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

11 hours ago
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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

11 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

9 hours ago
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Molly Mall

4 hours ago
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The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

10 hours ago   ·  7

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Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

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