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APIC 2016 Young Professional and Students Meet & Greet
Sunday, November 5
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Poster Session #1
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM APIC Board meeting
Monday, November 6
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Oral Session (Epi, Climate Changes & Environmental Health)
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Oral Session (Ensuring the Right to Health among APIs)
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Student/Young Professional Networking and Happy Hour @ Coze Event Space
7:30 PM -10:00 PM APIC Social and Awards Night @ Coze Event Space
Tuesday, November 7
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM APIC Business Meeting
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Oral Session (Priority AAPI Concerns)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Poster Session #2 and Poster Session #3
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Invited Oral Session
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Oral Session
APIC 2016 Conference Denver, CO
APIC Calls on Congress to Pass the DREAM Act
The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC) strongly condemns President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. For over five years, the DACA program has provided temporary protection from deportation and the ability to obtain a work permit for over 800,000 children and young adults, including from Asia, primarily South Korea and the Philippines. The Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new applications and the program will terminate in six months.
“APIC stands with immigrant youth, and we will fight to make sure they are safe and maintain the protections to continue to live healthy and productive lives in the U.S. The decision to end the DACA program is appalling and reneges on the promise the federal government made years ago to ensure young people had the opportunity to have a better life and live without fear of deportation,” said Gabe Garcia, PhD, APIC president and CEO. “As an immigrant, this issue is near and dear to my heart. DACA recipients are our family, friends, and our students, including aspiring public health researchers and scientists, who now live in fear and uncertainty about their bright futures. And living in fear and uncertainty leads to stress that is certainly not healthy in our community.”
APIC calls on Congress to find solutions and immediately pass the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017, providing a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – Americans who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of our communities.
Young Professional and Students Meet & Greet
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