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During a February 13th Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats, Senator Rubio, FL, asked, "What...is the counter-intelligence risk posed to U.S. National Security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in the sciences & mathematics?" FBI Director Wray responded thatChinese students and scholars pose a national security threat that requires "a whole-of-society response by us."- a view that is shared among U.S. intelligence officials.
Would such a view lead to the internment of all persons of Chinese descent,whether they are from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, or Singapore, ... etc., IF and WHEN the relationship between our nation and China turns confrontational? Will such a view adversely affect the careers and even daily livesof all U.S. citizens of Chinese descent, even when they are apolitical? We leave it to you to judge.
Please click hereto see superb responses from Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), CAPAC Whip, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06).
"The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. "
Unite!! 80-20 STRONGLY Recommends for
the top leader of all Asian Am organizations, large or small, to work with 80-20 Initiativeas equalsto support the CAPAC statements. Please reply to this email. When we have more than 250 AsAm orgs standing together, we'll call a national press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to declare our United Stand. Reply now! Hang together or hang separately!
We strongly believe that this is the best political action that our entire AsAm community can take to protect ourselves for 2 reasons:
(a) Too many statements from various corners of our community may only detract from the internal cohesiveness that our community must demonstrate at this critical juncture, and
(b) Poorly-considered statements by political immature AsAm organizations can be exploited by unprincipled politicians as evidence that American citizens of Chinese descent should be profiled.
FORWARD this email to leaders of various AsAm orgs. Thank you.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 20 years.
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,