North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among AAPIs and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation.

If you are a member of the media who is interested in learning more about our work, please contact our Communications Director Ricky Leung at ricky@ncaatogether.org

Press Releases and Statements

Changes to “Public Charge” regulation targets immigrants of color, favors money over family

Trump policy to be officially published tomorrow will force immigrants to choose between basic needs and being with their families. RALEIGH, NC, Aug 13, 2019 — North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) strongly opposes the Trump administration’s changes to the “Public Charge” rule, which was unofficially released yesterday. This policy unfairly targets immigrants of color…

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NCAAT Statement on SCOTUS decision regarding citizenship question on Census 2020

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is deeply concerned about the possible inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruling today, allowing a lower court to determine if a citizenship question can be included on the census, could have far reaching implications for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities…

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NCAAT urges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately withdraw the proposed changes to the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility.

This is a public comment submitted to the Department of Homeland Security on December 10, 2018. View as PDF here. We are writing to submit the following comments on behalf of North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) on the proposed changes to the public charge regulation published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018.…

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NCAAT and Partner Organizations Respond to Trump’s Threat to End Birthright Citizenship

North Carolina has one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in the nation. The current administration’s threat to end birthright citizenship fans animosity toward Latinx, Asian American and other immigrant communities here and nationwide, and it risks the safety and security of our families, neighbors and friends. As a coalition of Latinx and AAPI (Asian…

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North Carolina residents protest Trump's executive order at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in solidarity with other demonstrations across the nation. Photo by Ricky Leung.

Official statement in response to Trump’s executive order on immigration

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) stands firmly with our immigrant and refugee families, friends and neighbors. As part of a community that has historically faced discrimination and detention on the basis of our heritage, NCAAT denounces the Trump administration’s executive action that unfairly and predominantly targets the Muslim community. Like the Chinese Exclusion Act…

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