Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities

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October 6, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States with the following statement:

“The Senate’s approval of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an affront to the impartial judicial system that protects the civil and human rights of individuals as well as our belief that everyone has a right to live free from violence. It does an injustice to survivors of sexual assault, who take great risks in coming forward with their stories of abuse. Further, the appointment disregards the gravity of a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court – Kavanaugh’s views are inconsistent with the views of the communities that we serve, and we stand firm in support of those communities.

Over 23 percent of Asian and Pacific Islander women living in the United States have experienced some form of sexual violence, a population that will be even further marginalized by a Supreme Court with now two members who have been publicly and credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

Additionally, this current court will be deciding cases involving women’s rights, affirmative action, the death penalty, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and a host of others that will have a significant impact on the communities we serve. A justice such as Kavanaugh will only make it harder for our communities to protect their rights.

Advancing Justice will continue organizing and advocating for meaningful access to justice for all vulnerable and underserved communities.”

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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.

11 hours ago   ·  11

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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.

6 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!!

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

12 hours ago   ·  1
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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

11 hours ago
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Thavanh Vongkeo

11 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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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

12 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

9 hours ago
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Molly Mall

5 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.

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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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