"Sometimes you feel like you have to protect them from the things that they don’t understand,” she said of immigrant parents.
“You’re never ready for it and you never think it would happen to you, but it was happening and it kept going," he said.
A series of recent detentions by the Trump administration has placed in limbo the future of hundreds of people who have lived in the U.S. for years.
“In the vast majority of cases, we are talking about people who came to the United States as children fleeing genocide with their families."
“It is important to address all of these issues together because they all stem from deep-seated xenophobia and exclusion.”
"If you’re not represented in the media, for a lot of people and definitely for people in certain parts of the country, you’re invisible."
“We’ve got politicians who are building their careers on demonizing immigrant groups and foreigners ... in the name of national security."
“It’s a literal silencing of Asians and it reinforces the stereotype that Asians aren’t expressive, they’re invisible, that they’re not really there."