PDF Version

Trump’s SOTU Address Not Reflective of American Values

Atlanta, Georgia, February 6, 2019 — In his State of the Union address last night, President Trump continued pushing the same anti-immigrant agenda that led to the barbaric policies that ripped apart thousands of children from their families at the southern border. The majority of Americans continue to see through his desperate attempts to justify a border wall that is unfounded, unsupported, and damaging to border communities, as well as his demonization of the entire immigrant community.

Despite claiming he wants people to “come into our country in the largest numbers ever,” time and time again, Trump’s policies and actions have proven otherwise. The reality is families are still being separated at the border, and the Trump administration and GOP leaders continue to allow xenophobia to dictate policy, while immigrant families pay the consequences.

It’s time the administration stops its attacks on immigrants and immigrant families, and works to create real solutions that are reflective of American values and ideals, that welcome immigrants and diversity in order to strengthen our communities, our economy, and our nation.

Value Our Families protects, preserves, and strengthens the family immigration system and promotes an immigration system that is informed by love, empathy, and justice.


August 13, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Public Charge Rule Changes

June 27, 2019: BREAKING NEWS: No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census – the Fight Continues

June 21, 2019: [MEDIA ADVISORY] ALERT: ICE Raids Anticipated in Atlanta, GA

June 11, 2019: Press Conference: Advancing Justice - AAJC and Advancing Justice - LA Launch New Report on Immigration

May 15, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta to host Citizenship Clinic in Macon

April 30, 2019: Post-Lawsuit, Georgia Gives Voters Freedom To Choose Their Interpreters

April 10, 2019: Free Citizenship Clinic hosted by Korean American Organizations with the support of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

April 5, 2019: Georgia Largely Abandons Its Broken “Exact Match” Voter Registration Process

March 26, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Welcomes Legislation to Protect Immigrants

March 25, 2019: Immigrant Rights Advocates Support Bill to Provide Driver's Licenses for All

March 16, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Terrorist Attack on Muslim Worshippers in New Zealand

March 12, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Denounces White House Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

March 12, 2019: Congress Must Pass the Dream and Promise Act to Protect DACA and TPS Recipients


February 6, 2019: Trump’s SOTU Address Not Reflective of American Values

February 4, 2019: Community groups and organizations to host a Town Hall on Gwinnett Marta Referendum

February 1, 2019: Advocates and Directly Impacted Communities Organize National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations

January 19, 2019: NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately

January 17, 2019: Organizations across the country to launch National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations

January 4, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Congressional Efforts to Allow Access to the Ballot Box for all Eligible Voters