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CAA Applauds Passage of San Francisco Ordinance to Strengthen Non-Citizen Enfranchisement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2018 CONTACT: Eugene Lau, Communications Advocate, 415-274-6750 x319, elau@caasf.org  CAA Applauds Passage of San Francisco Ordinance to Strengthen Non-Citizen Enfranchisement San Francisco, CA— The San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously adopted an ordinance to strengthen the … Continue reading

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Federal Judge DACA Ruling Signals Significant Immigrant Rights Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2018 CONTACT: Eugene Lau, Communications Advocate, 415-274-6750 x319, elau@caasf.org  Federal Judge DACA Ruling Signals Significant Immigrant Rights Victory San Francisco, CA— CAA applauds Judge John D. Bates’ decision to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program … Continue reading

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“Public Charge”, Census Continues to Put Pressure on Our Communities

The Trump administration’s ongoing attacks and fear mongering threatens to rollback civil and human rights. The proposed policies to penalize immigrants for accessing critical and potentially life-saving public benefits, also known as an expansion to public charge, and including a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Split Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA Leave 400,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Shadows

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) along with community members and advocates across the country express our disappointment and frustration with yesterday’s Supreme Court split vote on an injunction which has unnecessarily stalled the implementation of expanded DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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Immigrant Rights vs. Racist Rhetoric

In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, anti-immigrant hate is revealing itself everywhere. Republican candidates for the presidency are smearing whole communities, fanning xenophobic bigotry, and seeking to end the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Too many politicians — including … Continue reading

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President Obama to Address Immigration Tonight

By Vincent Pan and Grace Lee Tonight President Obama will address the nation to announce plans to improve our nation’s broken immigration system.  It is expected that the President will outline the administrative measures he can and will take without … Continue reading

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What we wrote to President Obama

“Tens of millions of Americans have long suffered as a result of our broken immigration system. Because Congress refuses to act, now is the time for the White House to take all necessary measures to reunite and keep all immigrant … Continue reading

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All Children Deserve a Better Immigration System

By Grace Lee, CAA Policy Director President Obama recently made an important announcement that was long overdue. After the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, confirmed there would be no vote on immigration reform this year, Obama declared … Continue reading

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I’m going to D.C. for immigration reform

After fasting for 11 days last year, I have been forgoing food on Wednesdays for the past month to identify with and call attention to the suffering caused by our country’s broken immigration system. My fast has been part of … Continue reading

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Fasting for Immigrant Families

In mid-November a group of community leaders began a national fasting campaign in Washington, D.C. calling on House Republicans to act on immigration reform. Several members of the CAA staff and many of our allies fasted in solidarity. Some of … Continue reading

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