Fact Sheet: Deportation

Stop the Deportation of Our Communities For the last two decades, the federal government has been pursuing an enforcement-first approach to immigration that prioritizes mandatory detention and deportation. The Obama administration is no exception: President Obama has deported more than 2 million individuals, and this number continues to rise. In November 2014, President Obama announced … Read more Fact Sheet: Deportation

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

Fact Sheet: Racial Profiling

End the use of racial and religious profiling Our communities have been the targets of profiling by law enforcement based on various dimensions and intersections of our social identities. Under the immigration enforcement regime, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and Southeast Asian communities have continued to be especially vulnerable, being subject to unjust profiling based … Read more Fact Sheet: Racial Profiling

RISE UP! NQAPIA Week of Action Toolkit

ONLINE TOOLKIT Thank you for joining RISE UP! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration. The following is an online toolkit to support your event. For assistance contact pabitra_benjamin@nqapia.org or call 202-805-5405 WHY TAKE ACTION NOW? WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE WEEK OF ACTION? – Daca & Dapa – Educational Event – Phone Bank – Host … Read more RISE UP! NQAPIA Week of Action Toolkit

Tell President Obama, Don’t Discriminate Against LGBTQ Immigrants

Expand Deferred Action for Families of All Shapes and Sizes The recent executive action on immigration taken by President Obama came as a result of tremendous effort by affected communities. More than four million undocumented people will be eligible for relief but the way it is structured disproportionately excludes LGBTQ people. Sign the petition to … Read more Tell President Obama, Don’t Discriminate Against LGBTQ Immigrants

Immigration Corner

On February 16, just two days before the expanded DACA was supposed to open, a federal district court in the Southern District of Texas temporarily blocked its implementation. As of March, the district court in Texas still has not ruled on the government’s request for an emergency stay.  As a result, the Department of Justice … Read more Immigration Corner

Week of Action Registration & Ideas

REGISTER YOUR EVENT HERE LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR EVENTS IN YOUR AREA? contact: pabitra_benjamin@nqapia.org ACTION TOPICS AND IDEAS NQAPIA can support executing these ideas. Host an EVENT or PHONE BANK your members to let them know about DACA and DAPA. APIA communities have the lowest registration in registering for administrative relief — help us reach … Read more Week of Action Registration & Ideas

2015 Community Catalyst Awards

Cocktails  –  12-course Banquet Dinner  –  Dancing ABOUT THE HONOREES Dennis Chin // Former co-chair of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York Clara Yoon // Founder of API Project of PFLAG NYC and a proud mother of a transgender son GABRIELA-USA  // The overseas chapter of the Philippine-based organization, extending the Filipino women’s movement … Read more 2015 Community Catalyst Awards

DACA/DAPA

Although the expanded DACA and DAPA programs have been delayed by legal challenges, the original DACA program from 2012 is still accepting applications. What is DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) & DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY (DAPA)? DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) Administered by USCIS, DACA provides temporary relief from deportation for certain people brought to the United States … Read more DACA/DAPA