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OCA NATIONAL CENTER’S STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

OCA STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

31 January 2018

Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate
tnguyen@ocanational.org | 202.223.5500

Washington, DC – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

In a moment when the topic of immigration is paramount, we are disappointed that the President used the State of the Union address as a platform to use families as a bargaining chip for immigration negotiations.

We strongly disagree with the White House’s proposed immigration platform that restricts family-based visas, including completely eliminating the parent, sibling, and adult children categories that have allowed countless AAPI families to reunite and prosper in the United States. This is simply a policy that runs contrary not only to the family values of AAPIs, but also the country. The President’s statement that families can bring in virtually unlimited number of distant relatives is simply irresponsible and untrue – with many families waiting several decades to reunite with their loved ones.

We appreciate the President’s call for unity, but unity does not start with attempts to keep our families separated. We hope the President and Congress will work together by moving a clean DREAM Act rather than his current immigration proposal.

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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Statement from US Congresswoman & CAPAC Chair, Judy Chu Regarding Latest White House Immigration Proposal

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Press Release: OCA-NJ Chapter Condemns Racist Mailer sent to Edison, NJ Residents

The New Jersey Chapter of OCA, (Organization of Chinese Americans); condemns the horrific and condescending mailer that was sent to residents of Edison, NJ. This mailer targeted Asian American School Board candidates, Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel. It is a direct attack against the immigrant communities. We must ensure such acts have no refuge. We look forward to the lawful punishment of such individuals who are bigots and racists.

Please see below Press Release from OCA-NJ Chapter & the racist mailer sent to Edison residents by an unknown group ~

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Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund

To donate, please click here: Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund or visit the OCA Greater Houston Chapter’s website  www.ocahouston.org 

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OCA Press Releases

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OCA Demands Answers Regarding Removal of United Passenger
11 April 2017
OCA National

OCA Alarmed by Removal of Protections for Transgender Students
23 February 2017
OCA National

OCA Supports Charges Against Killer of Jiansheng Chen
17 February 2017
OCA National

OCA Appalled With Ideological ‘Immigration Questionnaire’ Proposal
16 August 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org

OCA is Pleased With Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
24 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA is Dismayed With Supreme Court Decision on Deferred Action Immigration Programs

23 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA National Convention Comes to Jersey City

22 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Welcomes 27th Summer Intern Cohort

16 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Recognizes Fourth Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

15 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA Condemns Terror Attack on LGBTQ Community

13 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


ACTION ALERT: Asian Americans are #ScientistsNotSpies, Demand an Independent Investigation

16 May 2016
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY
USING THIS SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“I am from [City, State], and I urge the Member to CONTACT Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. We are seeing a pattern of racial profiling in espionage cases being brought against Asian American scientists, only for those charges to be abruptly dropped. We urge the Member to send the Inspector General a letter asking him to conduct an independent investigation on the possible use of racial profiling in the cases of Sherry Chen, Dr. Xiaoxing Xi, and other Asian Americans who have been accused of espionage but had those charges dropped.”
 
TWEET @60MINUTES, @THEJUSTICEDEPT, @(YOUR REPRESENTATIVE)
 
Hashtags: #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling
Sample tweets:
Xiaoxing Xi and Sherry Chen deserve an apology from @TheJusticeDept #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling @60minutes
.@TheJusticeDept Stop racial profiling of Asian Americans #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling @60minutes
.@(your representative) Hold @TheJusticeDept accountable. Treat Asian Americans as Americans. #scientistsnotspies @60minutes
 
Together, we can ensure security of our country without sacrificing our integrity.

OCA Commends the Inclusion of Speier Anti-Hazing Amendment in NDAA


OCA Commends the Inclusion of Speier Anti-Hazing Amendment in NDAA

29 April 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Applauds the FCC for Lifeline Modernization Proposal

09 March 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA Welcomes National President Dr. Leslie Moe-Kaiser

19 February 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Calls for Increased Oversight of Police Misconduct

19 February 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org

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