National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Organizations Call on President Obama to Meet Directly with Community Members Facing the Threat of Deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2014
Contact:
Emily Kessel, NAKASEC, eakessel@nakasec.org
Mari Quenemoen, SEARAC, mari@searac.org

Washington, DC – The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and Southeast Asian Resource Center (SEARAC) were joined yesterday by 9 other national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations in releasing a letter to President Obama, calling on him to meet directly with AAPI community members who live with the threat of deportation every day. President Obama promised in the summer to announce administrative reforms that would provide relief for millions of immigrants and their families, but those families are still waiting. Eleven national AAPI organizations ask the President to meet with community members like Sang Jung and Rithy Yin, who can tell the President first-hand what it means to live with the fear of deportation and family separation.

See the letter here.