Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Executive Director, Alvina Yeh, commented, “Not only is this unconstitutional, it is un-American and unapologetically a scare tactic a week before the elections. We are not fooled. We will continue defending the 14th Amendment as the Supreme Court did in 1898, when white nationalists tried to revoke 14th amendment rights for Chinese people. It is no coincidence that the 1898 case occurred during the height of anti-immigrant frenzy as it has today.
It is shameful that the President and some GOP leaders are remaking the same mistakes the country made over 200 years ago. Birthright citizenship is a part of the foundation of our Constitution and American values. We stand united with other immigrant communities who will continue to oppose and resist this Administration’s white supremacist, anti-immigrant agenda.”