August 5, 2021 IN: National, Press Room
SEARAC and AANHPI Leaders Meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris
For Immediate Release:
August 5, 2021
Elaine Sanchez Wilson
Washington, DC – Earlier today, SEARAC Executive Director Quyen Dinh and other Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community leaders met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss policies and issues deeply impacting our communities. The discussion ranged from voting rights to to immigration reform to anti-Asian hate.
During the meeting, Quyen highlighted the deportation of Southeast Asian Americans and the need for the Administration to take executive action to prevent their removals. In particular, Quyen pushed for a renegotiation of the Vietnam bilateral repatriation agreement with the United States to protect Vietnamese refugees facing deportation.
A statement about today’s meeting from the National Council on Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), of which SEARAC is a member, can be found here.