December 20, 2018
Trump Refuses to Listen to Americans Who Say Border Wall Is Not a Priority
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls Government Shutdown an Unnecessary Trump Temper Tantrum
San Francisco — The President refused to listen to the American people by insisting on a border wall. After the Senate did what the President asked and passed a short term funding bill, Trump turned around and told the House to pass a bill with wall funding under threat of a veto.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:
“We strongly condemn the President for throwing a temper tantrum over an unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Unfortunately, the House caved to the President’s racist demands. We call on the Senate to reject this attack on immigrant communities.
President Trump is not in touch with the American people. Approximately 69% believe a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is either not a priority at all or not an immediate priority. In addition, 57% of people believe that Trump should compromise on the border wall to prevent gridlock.
We must not feed this administration’s white supremacist agenda at the expense of people’s livelihoods. We call on Congress to listen to the will of the people and stand firm against Trump’s latest tantrum.”
Christina So, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7728, christinaso@advancingjustice-
Michelle Boykins, Advancing Justice | AAJC, 202-296-2300 x0144, mboykins@advancingjustice-
James Woo, Advancing Justice – Atlanta, 404-585-8446, jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.
Brandon Lee, Advancing Justice – Chicago, 773-271-0899 x200, blee@advancingjustice-chicago.
Jessica Jinn, Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 213-241-8817, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.