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"Go back"

In a series of tweets in July, President Trump told four women of color currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives to ““go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” All four are U.S. citizens. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, which she now represents. Her family is Puerto Rican. Representative Rashida Tlaib was born in and represents Detroit. She is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants. Representative Ayanna Pressley was born in Cincinnati, raised in Chicago, and now lives in and represents Boston. Representative Ilhan Omar fled Somalia with her family when she was a child. They received asylum in the US. She became a US citizen in 2000 and represents Minneapolis. Immigrants are familiar with such attacks, which are leveled at us to express that we don’t belong, that we are not and perhaps cannot ever be accepted as fully American. We never expected that such racist and xenophobic statements would be expressed by the President of the United States. Read more.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation's members are: Advancing Justice - AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Advancing Justice - Atlanta, Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice - Chicago.