Statement condemning President Trump's threat to birthright citizenship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2018
Contact: Dorothy He
(872) 600-9517 / dhe@napawf.org

Washington, D.C. – President Trump reportedly is drafting an executive order to end birthright citizenship. Such an order would deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to noncitizen parents. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow issued the following statement in response:

"President Trump’s announcement of his decision to end birthright citizenship by means of executive order is a blatantly unconstitutional, anti-immigrant scare tactic. Revoking birthright citizenship will especially harm communities of color and immigrant communities, and the president’s decision is hateful and completely out of touch with the values and priorities of everyday Americans. The end of birthright citizenship would threaten the very integrity of our nation. AAPI women and girls will not stand for this ludicrous policy, which would severely disrupt our agency to make decisions about our bodies, our lives, our families and our communities."

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