In his first 30 days in office, President Joe Biden has brought the issue of immigration to the forefront of his political and legislative agenda: reviewing and overturning some of the controversial 400+ immigration-related executive actions signed by former President Donald Trump and introducing to the House and Senate the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 which if successful, would be the most comprehensive immigration reform package passed since 1986.
During this virtual press event, hosted by Chinese for Affirmative Action, a panel of experienced legal advocates and immigration activists will review the implications of Biden’s first month in office for immigrant communities nationwide and, more specifically, for Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Discussion topics will include the now re-established DACA program, the future of the so-called public charge rule and its impact, and changes to naturalization, family-based immigration, and more.
What: “The First 30 Days: What a Biden Administration Means for Immigrant Communities” A virtual press conference and community event.
Community members, media partners, and the general public are all encouraged to attend this event and to prepare questions in advance.
The event program is in English with live interpretation offered in Cantonese. Press materials will be circulated in English and Chinese. In-language interviews with speakers or event organizers are available on request.
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 ; 10:00am-11:00am Pacific Time
Annette Wong, Director of Programs, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
Amy Lee, Executive Director/Managing Attorney, Jubilee Immigration Advocates
Sally Kinoshita, Deputy Director, Immigrant Legal Resources Center (ILRC)
Jung Woo Kim, Organizing Director, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Jose Ng, Immigrant Rights Program Manager, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
10:00am – 10:10am: Opening Remarks (Annette Wong, CAA)
10:10am – 10:40am:
(ILRC) The national immigration landscape and naturalization
(Jubilee Immigration Advocates) The future of public charge and family-based immigration
(NAKASEC) Undocumented immigrants: the future of DACA; immigrant detention and deportation; “Citizenship4All” Campaign
(CAA) The public charge rule and family-based immigration
10:40 – 11:00am: Q&A for media partners
11:00 – 11:30am: Q&A for community members