Trump Administration Continues Assault on Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON – Twenty-eight days prior to the midterm elections, the Trump administration published a proposed rule that vindictively targets legal immigrants. This rule would put permanent resident status (“green cards”) at risk if immigrant families access necessary resources, such as Medicaid, nutritional programs and public housing, even for a short time, after having paid taxes to support such programs.

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Joyce Liu
Redistricting at Stake – AAPI Progressive Action Endorses State Legislative Candidates

WASHINGTON—AAPI Progressive Action announces support for 54 state legislative candidates heading into the 2018 midterm elections. These candidates further build and strengthen the pipeline of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) progressive candidates. Electing these candidates will ensure 2020 redistricting efforts do not suppress the votes and voices of communities of color.

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Joyce Liu
Rumblings of Immigration Reform Threaten Asian Americans, Advocacy Group Warns

"...Last week, the House rejected a hopeful compromise floated by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) that included a “merit-based green card program” — a system that awarded “points” to permanent visa applicants, according to Politico. And though the bill was ultimately shot down, the emphasis on “merit” seems to echo a leaked draft earlier this year from the Department of Homeland Security. The draft, first reported by the Washington Post, outlines how the department might consider an applicant’s use of public welfare in granting permanent residency." 

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Rebecca Lee
AAPI Progressive Action Condemns Trump’s Racist Comments

WASHINGTON—Today, our nation remembers civil rights icon Martin Luther King who worked to unite our communities, end racism, and fought for equality for all. Yet, in the preceding days, President Trump made racist statements against immigrants from Africa and Haiti, and ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans.

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Joyce Liu