Korean American-Associated Groups Join Together in Outrage Toward Jeb Bush’s Use of the Term ‘Anchor Babies’

September 5, 2015 • National, News

By P.C. Staff

After Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s attack on Asians and Asian Americans with usage of the term “anchor babies,” the Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) group organized a press conference on Aug. 28 at Flushing Town Hall in New York, along with other Asian-interest groups and officials.

In a joint statement issued by KACE, “As a candidate seeking a position of leadership to verbally single out and denounce a specific group for his personal interests is a despicable conduct.” Along with KACE, other groups in support of the statement were Asian Americans for Equality-NY Family Opportunity Center, Korean American Association of Greater New York and  Korean American Association of Queens.

“The United States is founded as a nation of immigrants. We should embrace people of all races,” said Min Sum Kin, president of KAAG. “We would like to remind Mr. Bush that the candidate who earned the support of the Asian American voters won the 2012 presidential election. And Asian American votes will be a deciding factor in 2016.”

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