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Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen Demands Immediate Stop Of Deportations After United States v. Texas Decision


June 23, 2016
Contact: Ender Ho
(714) 642-2120

Anaheim, CA – In response to the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas the case in which 26 Republican governors are suing to block the deferred action programs, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen called on President Obama and DHS to put a moratorium on deportations. Mayor Nguyen is running for Congress in California’s 46th district, which is 67% Latino. Mayor Nguyen issued the following statement:

I call on President Obama to use his authority to put an immediate halt on deportations. With so many people in DACA and DAPA, it’s the only responsible course of action. It’s only a temporary measure, so we also need Congress to act on immigration reform, which has been on the backburner for far too long. In Congress, I’ll fight for an immigration system that keeps families together, not tears them apart. 

Born in a UN refugee camp, Bao and his parents immigrated to the United States to escape oppression in Communist Vietnam.  Bao was elected Mayor of Garden Grove in 2014. Upon his swearing-in, he became the city’s first Vietnamese American and first Openly LGBTQ Mayor. He is also the first directly- elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. Prior to his historic election, he served as member of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

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