Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting 800,000 DACA recipients, including over 30,000 Asian Americans, at risk for deportation. Since then, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Immigrant Rights Organizing Table, a coalition of AAPI immigrant advocacy, labor, civil rights, community health, service provider and undocumented youth groups, was formed to ensure the swift passage of a clean DREAM Act.


Day 1 – November 15

8:30AM to 10:30AM – Know Your Rights & Morning Centering

  • Location: Purity Baptist Church (1325 Maryland AVE NE, Washington, D.C. 20002)
  • At this time, we will be prepping ourselves for our day of action and we’ll be doing a training session in preparation for the legislative visits that will be happening on Day 2 (11/16)

10:30AM to 11:00AM – Travel to press conference

11:00AM to 12:00PM – AAPI DREAM Press Conference

  • The Press Conference will be on the House Triangle (located at the United States Capitol). Please note that the House Triangle will only fit 50 people, so all other folks will be in the rally space which is just across the sidewalk.
  • If folks are talking to Congressional offices, please ask them to speak at the press conference or the rally.

12:00PM to 1:00PM – Break/Lunch

1:00PM to 2:00PM – DREAM Rally

  • Location: We will be directly in front of the Russell Senate Building (2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002)

3:00PM to 4:00PM – CAPAC Meeting with undocumented Immigrant youth

4:00PM to 6:00PM – Break

6:00PM to 8:00PM – Happy Hour/Evening Celebration

  • Location: MadHatter (1319 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20036)
  • Note: Food and soft drinks will be provided at the MadHatter, but any alcoholic beverages will have to be paid out of pocket. There are no reimbursements for alcoholic beverages.

Day 2 – November 16

8:30AM to 5PM – Morning Meeting and Centering/Legislative Visits

  • Location: Purity Baptist Church (1325 Maryland AVE NE, Washington, D.C. 20002)
  • In the morning, legislative packets and schedules will be distributed and everyone will be divided up into their respective legislative visit teams. You should take this time to solidify talking points, distribute roles, and plan a best way to approach speaking with your representatives/senators. Locations and times henceforth will be determined by what group you are in and your group leader!

Day 3 – November 17

  • Check out of respective hostels by 12pm sharp!
  • Please be aware of the hostel clean up rules and ensure those guidelines are followed. Your Hostel Point of Contact will explain those to you.

AAPI Dream November 2017 Mobilization

Updated on 2017-12-10T13:06:11-05:00, by Yongho Kim.