Importance of Language Access

I am a first-generation Hmong-American due to the selflessness of my parents, who gave up everything that they knew in their homeland to immigrate to the United States, all for a better opportunity to provide for my siblings and me. For those who are unaware, the Hmong people are an ethnic minority within the Asian community, typically residing in Southeast Asia – my parents for example were born in Laos but lived in a refugee camp located in Thailand.

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) asks our Asian American community members to join us in permanent solidarity with Black communities. 

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) asks our Asian American community members to join us in permanent solidarity with Black communities.    George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmad Arbery. Akai Gurley. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. Alton Sterling. Philandro Castille. Tamir Rice. Aiyana Jones. Akiel Jenkins. Tony McDade. These are but a few of the endless list…

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…

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…

Asian American and Pacific Islander groups file amicus brief in support of university of north carolina’s race-conscious admissions policies

RALEIGH, NC, MARCH 4, 2019 — North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) has joined with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (an affiliation of five civil rights organizations) alongside over 60 Asian American groups, 25 professors, and Fox Rothschild LLP in filing an amicus brief today in support of race-conscious holistic admissions at the UNC Chapel Hill.…

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.…

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…

North Carolina Asian Americans Stand Together Against the Muslim Ban

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) and the Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC) stand together to denounce the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Muslim Ban (5-4) in Trump v. Hawai‘i. June 27, 2018, Raleigh, N.C. — As members and allies of immigrant and refugee communities that have historically faced discrimination and detention on the basis…