Published: Friday, September 15th, 2017
September 15, 2017
Contact: Alexa Mauzy-Lewis, Camino PR
212.255.2575 /

Despite an announcement from Democratic leaders Rep. Pelosi and Senator Schumer on an agreement with Trump to protect Dreamers, the White House continues to voice its strong intention to build a border wall and to keep immigrants out. NAPAWF Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow released the following statement in response:

“NAPAWF has supported and continues to support a clean DREAM Act that provides a timely pathway to citizenship, not one that uses Dreamers as bargaining chips for an anti-immigrant, white supremacist administration.

“We urge Congress to reject amendments and bills that tighten border securityㅡincluding the construction of a border wallㅡ, increase detention and deportation, implement changes to family-based visas and petitions, or restrict immigrant access to health care. We condemn any policy that expands deportations and attacks the family unity, reproductive freedom, and economic security of thousands of AAPI lives.”


The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF): NAPAWF is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls.