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APEX Express – Know Your Rights

Saira Hussein with the Asian Law Caucus
Saira Hussein with the Asian Law Caucus

Know your rights with the Asian Law Caucus and a health clinic goes up at Standing Rock.

Tonight on APEX Express, Saira Hussein, a staff attorney at Asian Law Caucus, talks about how we prepare for a Trump administration. She goes over special registration for Muslims, what to do if ICE shows up at your door, and what we can do to protect the Dreamers who came out as undocumented to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

After our interview, Saira added: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee drafted a letter that 199 organizations (including ALC) signed on to asking President Obama to rescind the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) or special registration that was enacted after 9/11. Moreover, folks can sign on to petition likes this one at MoveOn asking for the dismantling of NSEERS.

In addition, there has recently been increased reporting of FBI visits to Muslim community members. We recommend that people call ALC or the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and seek an attorney before speaking with the FBI.

Tyson Walker, 2nd year UCSF Pharmacy student and citizen of the White Mountain Apache Tribe
Tyson Walker, 2nd year UCSF Pharmacy student and citizen of the White Mountain Apache Tribe

We also talk with Punjabi American Rupa Marya with the Do No Harm Coalition and Tyson Walker, second year Pharmacy student at UCSF who is White Mountain Apache. They are working together and with a consortium to provide free care to all people on tribal land in the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The coalition includes UCSF providers and students, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe traditional healers, National Nurses United, Changing Woman Initiative (indigenous midwifery group) and Global Health Care Alternative Project.

Click here if you’d like to donate to the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic.

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