Topic: Issue Advocacy (What’s Happening)

Issue Advocacy

CALL TO ACTION: Help to Defend Immigrant Families

Immigrant and refugee families continue to be under a systemic and coordinated attack. Most recently, immigration raids at 7-11 Stores, rollback of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, and the precarious state of DACA echo the past and current xenophobic exclusion of immigrants and unjust … Continue reading

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End National Security Scapegoating

In early October, CAA joined Chinese Progressive Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and notable community leaders Henry Der, Ling-chi Wang, and Helen Zia to form the End National Security Scapegoating (ENSS) coalition. The coalition was established … Continue reading

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End National Security Scapegoating Against Asian Americans

Drawing of Prof. Xiaoxing Xi by John Lee

October 19-21, Professor Xiaoxing Xi will tour the Bay Area to raise awareness of how Chinese Americans are being targeted in the name of national security, and how the broader community can help end it.

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Asian Americans Take a Stand Against White Supremacy and Xenophobia

large group of people gather in Chinatown candle light vigil to support anti-white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

“We are here today in Chinatown to hold this space for you, to stand up against white supremacy, hate, and racism.” The August 25 “Light Up the Night” vigil honored the memory of activist Heather Heyer, who was killed on … Continue reading

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CAA Mobilizes Against DACA Repeal

A former DACA recipient and current immigration program manager for Chinese for Affirmative Action speaks during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Eleven million of our immigrant family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors remain trapped in the shadows of our society because our immigration system is badly broken.

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DACA Resources

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. We are advising individuals who may be impacted to call our offices to get a free screening at (415) 761-3222. Additionally, here are resources … Continue reading

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CAA Denounces Federal Efforts to Limit Immigration and Attack Affirmative Action

Two Trump Administration priorities became public today that will undermine civil rights, racial justice, and diversity in the United States.

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Historic Rally Mobilizes Nearly 800

In the heart of Chinatown, feelings of resilience and solidarity reached all corners of Portsmouth Square; nearly 800 people gathered for the first ever Rally for Inclusion – a stand against recent anti-immigrant, refugee and Muslim policies and a call … Continue reading

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Remembering the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act

Please join us in remembering the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act at a historic community gathering on Saturday, May 6th in San Francisco Chinatown. Rally for Inclusion Saturday, May 6th 12:00-1:30PM Portsmouth Square San Francisco Chinatown

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Sanctuary City: What you need to know and how you can help

With the announcement of the administration’s new immigration memos, this is undoubtedly a dangerous time for our communities, especially for immigrants who are being targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As you may have read, there are reports … Continue reading

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