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75+ AAPI orgs condemn ICE Raids

By January 12, 2016February 2nd, 2016One Comment

The following letter was shared with DHS and ICE on January 12, 2016 denouncing the ICE Raids:

           AAPI Solidarity Sign Letter

The following Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations signed onto the letter:
(additional signers are also listed below)

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) National
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) Chicago, IL
API Resistance Washington, DC
APIs for Black Lives STL St. Louis, MO
APSA Irvine, CA
Asian American & Pacific Islander National
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago Chicago, IL
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Oakland/San Jose, CA
Asian Law Alliance San Jose, CA
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Washington, D.C.
Asian Pacific Americans for Action, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute California
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence National
Asian Prisoner Support Committee Oakland, CA
Asian Women’s Shelter San Francisco, CA
ASPIRE-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Chhaya CDC Jackson Heights, NY
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco, CA
Coalition of API Americans Collaborating Together to Unite the Southwest (CAACTUS) Regional – Southwest US
Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries National
DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving New York City, NY
Fairfax County NAACP Fairfax, VA
Filipino Immigrant & Workers Organizing Project Jersey City, NJ
FIRE Louisville, KY
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries Fresno, CA
GABRIELA D.C. Washington, D.C.
George Mason University – Women & Gender Studies Fairfax, VA
Green Party Philadelphia, PA
Healthy House Within a MATCH Coalition Merced, CA
Indo-American Center Chicago, IL
Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse (KACEDA) Oakland, CA
Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC) Chicago, IL
Korean Resource Center (KRC) Los Angeles, CA
Lao American Association Scranton, PA
Los Angeles Immigrant Youth Coalition Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles-Immigrant Youth Coalition California
MEChA de Northwestern Evanston, IL
Midwest Asian American Students Organization National
Midwest Asian American Students Union National
NA Boston, MA
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) National
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) National
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum National
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National
Northwestern University Asian Pacific American Coalition Evanston, IL
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) National
NU APAC Evanston, IL
Office of Immigration – Archdiocese of Chicago and Interfaith Committee for Deporting Immigrants Chicago, IL
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates National
Philadelphia South Asian Collective Philadelphia, PA
RadAsians Chapel Hill, NC
Radical Asian Alliance (RadAsians) Chapel Hill, NC
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) National
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Monroe Township
South Asian American Policy & Research Institute Chicago, IL
Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC) Charlotte, NC
South Asian Network Artesia, CA
Trikone Northwest Seattle, WA
University of San Francisco Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic San Francisco, CA
Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Washington Dream Coalition Seattle, WA
18 Million Rising National

And a special thank to you additional organizations that have signed on.

  • Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY), New York City, NY
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Boston, Boston, MA
  • Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • United Students Against Sweatshops, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
  • Asian American Coalition, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
  • Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home), Chicago, IL
  • Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY), New York, NY
  • Asian American Resource Workshop, Boston, MA
  • Philadelphia Progressive South Asian Collective, Philadelphia, PA
  • Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB), California
  • May First Coalition for Immigrants Rights, Fresno, CA
  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay, Oakland, CA
  • Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), San Jose, CA
  • Asian Pacific American Coalition at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National

Additionally, we ask all organizations and individuals to join the thunderclap led by We Belong Together, asking President Obama to stop the ICE Raids during Obama’s last State of the Union speech. Please see below for sample tweets from We Belong Together.


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The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans on major social justice issues. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center).