Refugee Resilience: Fighting For Families @ The White House, Washington [28 June]

Refugee Resilience: Fighting For Families


261
28
June
08:00 - 08:45

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The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20500
Trump rode into the White House on a wave of anti-immigrant, anti-refugee sentiment, and immediately began issuing orders to demonize and deport as many immigrants as possible, as well as to shut down refugee resettlement completely.

Join SEARAC and other immigrant and refugee communities across the country as we stand strong to:
• Reclaim the promise of the American dream
• Protect America’s humanitarian legacy of welcoming refugees
• Demand policies promoting family unity
• Denounce the ongoing criminalization and deportation of immigrants across the country

Speakers:
Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, SEARAC
Montha Chum, #ReleaseMN8 Campaign
Sharon Stanely-Rea, Director, Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Disciples of Christ
Abel Nunez, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Congressional Leaders:
Senator Kamala Harris, CA-D (Invited)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, WA-7 (Confirmed)

Co-Sponsors:
18 Million Rising
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Church World Service (CWS)
Detention Watch Network (DWN)
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT)
Freedom Inc.
Immigrant Defense Project (IDP)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Khmer Girls in Action (KGA)
Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
ManForward
Mekong NYC
National Council on Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP-NLG)
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)
Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN)

Brief history:
Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA) are the nation's largest-ever community of refugees. Millions of Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese families sought safety within America’s borders in the late 1970’s after the end of the Vietnam War.

Today, SEAA communities are uniquely vulnerable to being labeled and deported as «criminals.» Because of a combination of lasting trauma, poverty, systemic mass incarceration, and decades of inadequate integration support, some Southeast Asian American youth fell into the cracks of unforgiving criminal justice and immigration systems. Our community members are deported as «criminals» at higher rates than any other community.

#RefugeeResilience, #RefugeesWelcome, #AAPIsBeyondBorders, #IStandWithImmigrants, #HereToStay
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