In this op-ed, Jonathan Jayes-Green and Jung Woo Kim explained how immigrants of Black and AAPI have been impacted by recent changes to the policies of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States. Kim holds the responsibility to manage membership development for the Korean Resource Center (KRC) and volunteers for National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). He is a DACA recipient and lives in Los Angeles, California. While, Jayes-Green is an undocumented Afro-Panamanian and also the co-founder of the NetworkUndocuBlack
The administration of President Donald Trump has championed a strong agenda of white nationalism. When it comes to immigration, he is on the boundary of succeeding.
At the present time, in America, there are nearly 190,000 AAPI and Black DACA-eligible young people and nearly 300,000 TPS holders who come from many AAPI and Black nations such as Haiti, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Nepal and Syria.
As the immigration fight rages on, we continue to bear the load of an encouraged mass deportation machine this administration is deploying and feeding into our communities. One example of this living nightmare is the rushed deportation of immigrants of Somali who are currently held in detention in Florida.
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