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Asian Pacific Americans Still Require Permanent Immigration Reform

Tuesday, July 01, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Asian Pacific Americans Still Require Permanent Immigration Reform

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

1 July 2014                                  

 

CONTACT                                                              

 

Kenneth Lee | Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

202 223 5500 | klee@ocanational.org                                                              

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), shares the sentiments made by President Obama regarding Congressional inaction on immigration reform. 

 

On June 30th, President Obama gave remarks on the need for executive action on immigration reform in response to the failure of House leadership to pass an immigration bill. The President emphasized the bipartisan desire for movement on the issue in the House and highlighted the overwhelming support of the American public for legislation. Miriam Yeung, OCA Vice President of Public Affairs released the following statement:

 

“President Obama’s remarks demonstrate the need for bipartisan and permanent reform. We echo the President’s disappointment with House leadership and their unwillingness to allow an immigration bill onto the floor. The American public elected them into office to represent our interests, and they have failed to give us the vote our communities have waited to see for over a year.

 

We urge the President to take into consideration the needs of the Asian Pacific American immigrant communities as he executes his executive authority. Specifically, we want him to ease the burdens placed on undocumented immigrants, keep families together, and ensure that all immigrants are provided the necessary due process and prosecutorial discretion they deserve. However, our communities still require a fair, humane, and permanent solution to our broken immigration system, and OCA will continue to advocate for that reform.”

 

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