Advisory: AAPI groups defend DACA

MEDIA ADVISORY:
Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Contact:
Mary Tablante, mary@ncapaonline.org
Sookyung Oh soh@nakasec.org

WHAT: Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened to end the program, which would put approximately 800,000 young people at risk of losing their ability to get an education, work and contribute to their communities.

WHO:
DACA Beneficiaries
Becky Belcore, Co-Director, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Quyen Dinh, NCAPA Chair and Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Kham Moua, NCAPA Immigration Committee Co-Chair and Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Alvina Yeh, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
David Inoue, Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Jason Tengco, Executive Director, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
Lakshmi Sridaran, Director of National Policy & Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: In front of the White House

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