For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 19, 2018
Contact: Huong Nguyen, Huong@vayla-no.org, (504) 881-6233
Vietnamese Community Defends Refugees Against Trump’s Deportation Policy
New Orleans Vietnamese community members demand that the Trump administration protect Vietnamese refugees from being deported by honoring the terms of the original 2008 Repatriation Agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam.
New Orleans, LA – Thursday, December 20th at 9:00am, New Orleans Vietnamese communities will rally to protest President Trump’s Deportation Policy to deport Vietnamese Refugees. The New Orleans Vietnamese communities are seeking to defend our Vietnamese Refugees. Impacted community leaders and members will voice and explain the urgency of why the U.S. government must honor the terms of the original 2008 Repatriation Agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam. “If they had already served their time in jail, this is like punishing them again. We feel like it’s unjust,” said the Executive Director of VAYLA New Orleans, Minh Nguyen. President Trump’s Deportation Policy will separate families and put the lives of more than 8,500 Vietnamese refugees and their loved ones in harm’s way across the country.
WHO: VAYLA New Orleans, New Orleans Vietnamese Community, District E City Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen, Affected Refugee Individual for Deportation
WHAT: Rally to Defend Vietnamese Refugees from Trump’s Deportation Policy
WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14001 Dwyer Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70129
VAYLA New Orleans is a progressive multi-racial community-based organization in New Orleans that empowers youth and families through supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change. For more information, visit our website at www.vayla-no.org