APIAHF released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recently released immigration Executive Orders and others that are purportedly forthcoming.

Our nation was founded by immigrants who sought freedom from persecution. Families from all over the world came to our nation to start anew and to have the opportunity to create a better life for themselves and future generations. Our nation was built on the blood, sweat and tears of immigrants — involuntary and voluntary.

We at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum denounce the Administration’s plans that will gravely harm not only immigrant communities, but our nation. We stand on the principle that no person should face discrimination based on their racial, ethnic or religious backgrounds, no matter which country they come from.

We at APIAHF will not remain silent as cross-sections of our communities come under attack. We will continue equipping our communities with information and resources to leverage their impact and ensure the voices of all Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are heard. Whether in the White House, Congress or the courts, APIAHF will continue advocating for respect, fairness and equity for all people. We are dedicated to protecting the values of our nation and the immigrants who contribute to it.