GAPIMNY continues to be appalled by the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration policies. In 2018 alone, it has separated children from their families seeking asylum and is responsible for the death of 7-year-old Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin from Guatemala who died while under Border Control custody.
The administration now wants to deport 5,000 pre-1995 Vietnamese immigrants who since 2008 had been granted deportation protections by the US government as they were refugees of a war that the US was involved in. Some post-1995 Vietnamese immigrants have already been deported, but now the administration wants to ramp up deportations by going after those protected Vietnamese immigrants.
Deportations tear families and communities apart and are rooted in xenophobia and white supremacy. GAPIMNY condemns all deportations, demands that ICE (the US agency that is a deportation machine) be abolished, and stands in solidarity with all marginalized communities.
We call for our community to take action in the following ways:
1. Sign this petition demanding “that the protections afforded to Vietnamese immigrants under the current U.S.-Vietnam repatriation agreement be maintained and oppose any amendments that further threaten to tear apart families and upend communities.”
2. Donate to Nhan, a Vietnamese mother and wife. She was deported to Vietnam in 2017 and has since struggled to reclaim her livelihood. She is separated from her husband and three children who reside in the US.
3. Donate to the Asian American Resource Workshop, a Boston area based community organization working to fight against the deportation of Southeast Asian immigrants, especially Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Lao immigrants who were refugees of a war involving the US.
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