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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JACL Announces the 2020 Scholarship Program

November 27, 2019For Immediate ReleaseDavid Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is kicking off its National Scholarship and Awards Program for the 2020 academic year. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates…

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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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Congressional Hearings Highlight Failures in Immigration Policy

September 27, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org On Thursday, September 26, Congress held two important hearings on Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and oversight. The House Judiciary subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing on “The Expansion and Troubling…

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