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NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately

Asian Americans Advancing Justice rejects President’s proposal


Atlanta, Georgia, January 19, 2019 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers.. His proposal today is unacceptable. We call on members of the House and Senate to reject this offer, and for Senator McConnell and the President to reopen the government immediately.

This President has endangered the future of thousands Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have DACA and TPS. We want a permanent solution for our families and one that does not come at the expense of our brothers and sisters at the border.

Our communities are strong and united, with a majority of Americans in opposition to the construction of a border wall and the expansion of detention camps for mass deportation.

December 18, 2018: Administration Escalates Attacks on Southeast Asian Families Before the Holidays

December 12, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice and SEARAC call on Trump Administration to Honor U.S. - Vietnam Repatriation Agreement

November 29, 2018: GEORGIA GUARANTEES VOTING RIGHTS TO LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENT VOTERS IN RUNOFF ELECTIONS

November 28, 2018: Advancing Justice-Atlanta to hold press conference on lawsuit challenging state law that denies voters interpreters at the polls

November 27, 2018: ADVANCING JUSTICE SEEKS TO PROTECT LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT VOTERS IN GEORGIA

November 13, 2018: Advancing Justice - Atlanta to Testify at Gwinnett Board of Elections Meeting About Issues Faced by Voters of Color

November 2, 2018: Federal Court Provides Immediate Relief for Thousands of Georgia Voters

October 22, 2018: CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS of GEORGIA PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER TUESDAY’S FEDERAL COURT PROCEEDING ON SIGNATURE-MATCH LAW

October 12, 2018: Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol

October 11, 2018: Value Our Families Coalition Calls Out Trump’s ‘Backdoor’ Attempt to Shut Out Immigrants and Block Family Reunification

October 10, 2018: ADVANCING JUSTICE WILL FIGHT PUBLIC CHARGE

September 22, 2018: ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OUTRAGED AT NEW PROPOSAL ATTACKING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

September 20, 2018: Non-Profit Civic Engagement organizations continue to ensure Georgia’s Korean American voters are ready for midterm election.

September 12, 2018: Free Citizenship Workshop to mark Citizenship Day

August 29, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Pledges Continued Support for Affirmative Action Group files brief in Harvard case

July 30, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

July 19, 2018: Voting Rights Advocates Demand that Georgia Secretary of State Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol

July 19, 2018: Advocacy Groups and Immigrant Rights Organizations to host press conference against 287(g) program in Georgia

July 2, 2018: Americans Must Protect Its 50 Year Legacy of Reuniting Immigrant Families in the U.S. Who’ve Made This Country Strong

June 29, 2018: New #ValueOurFamilies Coalition Unite to Defend Family Immigration and Protect Family Unity

June 28, 2018: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS URGE THE RELEASE OF SOUTH ASIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS AND BRING ATTENTION TO SECOND HUNGER STRIKE IN GEORGIA DETENTION CENTERS

June 26, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban

June 22, 2018: INDIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ICE CUSTODY BEGIN SECOND HUNGER STRIKE AT FOLKSTON ICE PROCESSING FACILITY

June 22, 2018: Despite 193-231 Failed Floor Vote, Rep. Woodall and Rep. Handel Votes YES for Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill, Goes On Record As A Soldier for Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

June 20, 2018: Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee

June 20, 2018: Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee_in Vietnamese

June 20, 2018: Trump’s Executive Order STILL Jails Children and Their Parents

June 13, 2018: Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill Exposes How Out of Touch House Republicans Are with America

May 31, 2018: PRESS ADVISORY: FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION RALLY

May 7, 2018: Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Honduras

May 1, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta presents first ever Halal Korean BBQ Night in Georgia

April 26, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Urges Congress to Intervene for Nepali TPS Holders

April 25, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls for Permanent Solution to Protect Immigrant Communities

April 25, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Stands With Impacted Communities As Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Muslim Ban Case, Trump v. Hawaii

April 6, 2018: Advancing Justice Mourns Loss of Senator Daniel Akaka

March 27, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Will Fight Addition of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

March 26, 2018: Advocacy Groups and Immigrant Rights Organizations to host press conference against Senate Bill 452

March 22, 2018: Advancing Justice-Atlanta Organizes 5th Annual Non-Partisan Candidate Training on March 24-25

March 16, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Demands Apology from Secretary Zinke for Ignorant Remark Directed at Congresswoman Hanabusa

February 28, 2018: Immigrant Rights Advocates Sue ICE to Stop Illegal Incarceration of Vietnamese Refugees

February 28, 2018: Religious leaders and Immigrant Rights Advocates to host a press conference against anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia

February 26, 2018: Advancing Justice-Atlanta and immigrant rights organizations to host a rally to stop anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia

February 14, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta to host our Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day with Legislators, communities, and organizations

January 24, 2018: Immigrant Advocates Oppose “Adios Amazon” Bills

January 22, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Saddened By Senate Failure to Defend Undocumented Youth

January 20, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice to Congress: DO YOUR JOB!

January 11, 2018: Advancing Justice - Atlanta to continue its effort to Naturalize underserved communities in 2018

January 11, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Voices Opposition to House Sponsored Anti-Immigrant Legislation

January 11, 2018: ADVANCING JUSTICE CONDEMNS PRESIDENT'S RACIST AND WHITE SUPREMACIST COMMENTS

January 10, 2018: Advancing Justice Applauds Federal Court Ruling to Halt Termination of DACA

January 8, 2018: Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans