Asian Americans Convene in DC to Demand a Clean DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, November 15, marks over 2 months since the Trump administration killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth immediately at risk for detention and deportation.

CONTACT:
Michelle Boykins, Mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org
Marian Manapsal, mamansap@apalanet.org
Sam Yu, syu@nakasec.org

Asian American Immigrant Youth and Allies Convene at the U.S. Capitol to Demand the Passage of a Clean DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, November 15, marks over 2 months since the Trump administration killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth immediately at risk for detention and deportation.

On November 15, over 120 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant youth and leaders from across the country will convene to demand that the passing of a clean DREAM Act become Congress’s top priority before the end of the year.

Following the press conference, AAPI leaders will engage in a march and a rally as well as legislative visits urging key congressional targets to pass a clean DREAM Act by December 8th.

When: 11:00 AM ET | Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Where: House Triangle, United States Capitol, Washington, DC 20016

Who:
Steve Li, – ASPIRE
Saba Nafees, Ph. D. Candidate – Texas Tech University
Jung Bin Cho, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair
Congressman Mark Takano (CA-33), CAPAC Member
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) (invited)
Johanna Puno Hester, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
Patrick Carolan – Franciscan Action Network
Additional CAPAC Members

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