OCA Urges President Trump to Protect DACA


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
25 August 2017
 
CONTACT:  Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate
 
202.223.5500 | tnguyen@ocanational.org
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates responds to the Axios’ report that President Trump is “seriously considering ending DACA”:
 
“There are over 800,000 DACA recipients, over 16,000 of whom are AAPI. Repealing DACA would bring irreparable harm to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community,” said Vicki Shu, OCA Vice President of Public Affairs. “In the past, President Trump has expressed sympathy for DACA recipients and those eligible for DACA. We urge the President to continue to protect the DACA program. OCA remains committed to advocating for a pathway to citizenship. Until that happens, OCA will keep pushing the President to keep the program alive, and we will advocate for passage of the bi-partisan supported DREAM Act in Congress.”
 
Click HERE to read OCA’s previous release regarding the fifth anniversary of DACA.
 
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
 

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