ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OPPOSES THE PRESIDENT’S ILLEGAL VANITY WALL
Atlanta, Georgia, February 15, 2019 — Today, President Trump declared a national emergency to build additional miles of destructive border wall, following Congress’ passage of a bill that allocates an additional $1.375 billion in wall funding.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds with the following statement:
“President Trump’s shameful declaration is a clear-cut abuse of presidential power and a threat to our democracy. The President manufactured a crisis at the border to drum up support for his failed and unpopular campaign promise.
“The President is only trying to circumvent the Constitution. After Congress refused to give him all the money that he asked for, the President is now trying to funnel billions of taxpayer dollars into an anti-immigrant, xenophobic border wall project that a majority of Americans continue to oppose.
“Asian Americans Advancing Justice is in solidarity with communities at the border who live under oppressive conditions, facing separation and danger every day. That is why we urge Congress to stand firm for our immigrant communities by revoking Trump’s illegal emergency declaration.”
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 15, 2019: ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OPPOSES THE PRESIDENT’S ILLEGAL VANITY WALL
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