WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have resigned to protest the new administration’s policies and positions.
The resignations on Wednesday included the chair of the commission, Tung Nguyen (tuhng WIN’) of San Francisco, who has been on the panel since 2011.
In the letter, the resigning commissioners say they cannot serve a president “whose policies aim to create outcomes that are diametrically opposite to our principles, goals and charge.”
Nguyen said on Thursday the members who resigned disagree with the administration’s positions on sanctuary cities, building a wall between the United States and Mexico and repealing the Affordable Care Act. He says they have not been able to make any headway with administration officials.
Most Read Stories
- I-5’s Uncle Sam: 50 years and still ticked off near Chehalis
- Check out this new drone footage of the Bertha-dug Highway 99 tunnel WATCH
- Republicans going beyond hypocrisy with the national debt | Danny Westneat
- Washington state’s new parental leave law could change workplace for moms — and dads
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
The commissioners’ terms were already scheduled to end in September.