JACL Concerned by Reports of Increased Screening Procedures for Iranian American Citizens at the U.S./Canadian Border

January 6, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org This past weekend, reports of increased screening of Iranian Americans returning to the United States from Canada arose late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Although individuals were not officially detained or taken into custody…

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Senator Kennedy’s Attempt to Draw Parallels to Japanese American Incarceration is Outlandish

November 19, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – Senator Kennedy of Louisiana was quoted as comparing current House impeachment proceedings to the lack of due process leading up to the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese…

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Executive Director, David Inoue’s Comments on Washington Nationals Catcher, Kurt Suzuki’s White House Visit

Where have you gone Kurt Suzuki? Should our lonely nation turn its eyes to you? David Inoue, Executive Director, JACL Parenting in these times can be challenging. This fall has been a roller coaster ride as my seven year old son has followed his hometown baseball team, the Washington Nationals,…

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Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban

Written Statement for the Record for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations & House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban In 1942 and 1943, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) went before the Supreme Court in hopes of declaring Executive…

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JACL Applauds NBC Late Night Programming Decisions

September 17, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org JACL is grateful for NBC’s decision to withdraw Shane Gillis from the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). JACL and other community organizations, including the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (of which JACL is…

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