The anti-immigrant policies, including bans and restrictions on asylum seekers, Chinese students and academics, green card holders and foreign workers, are Trump’s “intentional and orchestrated tactic” to deflect attention away from his “epic mismanagement of the worst public health crisis” in US recent history, said Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action.

“From day one, his hateful diatribes have been matched by an entire policy agenda built upon punishing immigrants and protecting white supremacy.”