华裔议员严厉谴责Rubio和Wray针对中国学生的极端言论

2018年2月15日,“国会亚太裔议员团”(Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, CAPAC)发布了几位成员严厉谴责参议员Marco Rubio和联邦调查局(FBI)局长Christopher Wray前日在参议院情报委员会的听证会上发表的、将所有的中国学生当作国家安全威胁的言论。

Rubio和Wray的言论:

2月13日,在参议院情报委员会的关于世界威胁的听证会上,Marco Rubio和Christopher Wray单独把中国学生和学者挑出来,说他们是对美国国家安全的威胁。Rubio问:“中国学生,尤其是那些从事科学、数学的高级课程学习的学生,对美国的国家安全在反间谍方面有什么风险?”(“What…is the counter intelligence risk posed toU.S. National Security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in the sciences and mathematics?” )

联邦调查局(FBI)局长Christopher Wray回答说,中国学生和学者对美国国家安全的威胁是“全社会性的”(“whole-of-society threat”),因此需要美国相应的采取“全社会性的”应对措施(“a whole-of-society response by us”)。

CAPAC主席、加州第27选区众议员赵美心(Judy Chu)声明:

毫无疑问,我们必须严肃对待来自他国的间谍威胁。然而,Rubio参议员的引导性问题,和Wray局长以一刀切的方式横扫所有中国人的回答完全不负责任,他们试图把所有的中国学生和学者涂抹成来自中国的间谍。我严厉谴责这些言论的所有内容,拒绝他们这种危险的企图—-他们试图让人们以为所有的中国学生、教授和学者比其他人更有间谍嫌疑。

不幸的是,现在有一种不断增加的认识,以为一个人如果具有亚裔血统,或者和中国有一定关系,就有当间谍的倾向。这种认识营造了一种恐惧文化,导致整个亚裔美国人社区受到了负面的影响。陈霞芬和郗小星博士就是最近的两个活生生的例子,她们都是美籍华裔科学家,都被FBI错误指控,后来FBI都撤销了对她们的指控,却没有给出任何解释说明。这种做法对她们的职业、名誉、生活都造成了无法修复的损害,许许多多的美国亚裔学生、科学家和学者都担心遭遇相同的歧视。

我们国家的最高执法官员不应该放纵这种鼓励人们无端怀疑中国人和美国华裔的做法。如果FBI办事的时候都假设一个人来自中国就会比其他人更容易威胁到美国的国家安全,这是一个很严重的问题。我们国家的法律和做法不容许这种偏见行为。

 

CAPAC副主席、加州第33选区众议员刘云平(Ted Lieu)声明:

尽管政府的某些政策和做法是针对外国人的,但是它们可能会影响向到来自相同族裔的美国公民。这次Rubio和Wray的说法,把所有的中国人抹黑成比其他人更可疑的做法过于夸大,将会助长那些虚假、有害的、认为美籍华人比其他人更可疑的言论。这些虚假言论已经造成了对像陈霞芬、郗小星教授那样的无辜的美籍华人的错误起诉。我去年曾经处理过这两个案子,促使司法部修改了他们的办事规程,避免对华裔进行定向执法。

我要求Wray局长对他的言论进行澄清,明确表明FBI不会把华裔美国人看作比其他美国人更可疑。

我也建议川普政府:在花费大量的时间和资源调查外国人涉嫌获取公开的信息之前,先好好看看那130位在白宫里面工作的、尚未获得永久性安全许可的美国人,是不是不当的看到了高度保密的信息。

 

纽约第6选区的众议员孟昭文(Grace Meng)声明:

我强烈地谴责川普政府的FBI局长Wray发表的针对来自中国的国际学生的极端种族化言论。情报机关当然应该为外国人获取我们的机密信息而担忧。然而,没有任何藉口可以把一整个族群当作对国家安全的威胁来对待。很不幸的是,这种言论不是今天才有,国家最高执法官员不应该助长这种言论。

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国会亚太裔议员团(Congressional AsianPacific American Caucus, CAPAC)由国会两院具有亚太裔血统的议员组成,他们都特别致力于促进亚太裔社区的福祉。CAPAC成立于1994年,现任主席是赵美心博士(Judy Chu)。

Marco Rubio是来自佛罗里达的参议员,一向以反华闻名,现任国会中国执行委员会(Congressional-Executive Commission)的主席。

【CAPAC声明英文原文】

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February15, 2018

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CAPAC Members on Rubio and Wray’s RemarksSingling Out Chinese Students as National Security Threats

Washington,D.C.— During a February 13th Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwidethreats, Senator Marco Rubio and FBI Director Chris Wray singled out Chinesestudents and scholars as a national security threat to the United States.During the exchange, Senator Rubio asked, “What…is the counterintelligence riskposed to U.S. National Security from Chinese students, particularly those inadvanced programs in the sciences and mathematics?” Director Wray respondedthat Chinese students and scholars pose a national security threat thatrequires “a whole-of-society response by us.” CAPAC Members released thefollowing statements in response to these comments:

CongresswomanJudy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:

“Thereis no doubt that we must take espionage threats from foreign countriesseriously. However, Senator Rubio’s leading question and FBI Director Wray’ssweepingly broad response were completely irresponsible generalizations thatattempt to paint all Chinese students and scholars as spies for China. Icondemn these remarks entirely and reject these dangerous attempts to build acase that Chinese students, professors, and scholars should be viewed with moresuspicion than others.

“Unfortunately,the growing perception that simply being of Asian ancestry or having ties toChina makes you prone to espionage has created a culture of fear that hasnegatively impacted the Asian American community. We need to look no furtherthan the examples of Sherry Chen and Dr. Xioaxing Xi, two Chinese Americanscientists who were wrongfully accused of espionage by the FBI only to havetheir charges dropped with no explanation. This caused irreparable harm totheir careers, reputations, and lives, and many Asian American students,scientists, and scholars now fear that they may be subjected to the samediscrimination.

“Ournation’s highest law enforcement officials should not condone profiling that encouragesindividuals to view all Chinese and Chinese Americans with more suspicion. Ifthe FBI is acting under the assumption that simply being Chinese makes one aunique national security threat, that is a serious problem that must beaddressed immediately. There is no room for this sort of prejudice in ourcountry’s laws or practices.”

 

CongressmanTed Lieu (CA-33), CAPAC Whip:

“Thereare certain policies and actions by our government that, while directed atforeign nationals, could affect Americans who happen to be of certainethnicities.  In this case, tarring Chinese foreign national students enmasse as being more suspicious is overbroad and will also feed into the falseand harmful narrative that somehow Chinese-Americans are more suspicious. It is this false narrative that contributed to the wrongful indictments ofChinese-Americans like Sherry Chen and Professor Xiaoxing Xi.  I worked onthose cases last year and helped cause the Department of Justice to change itspolicies to help make sure Chinese-Americans are not targeted by lawenforcement because of their ethnicity.

“Icalled on FBI Director Wray to clarify his comments and make a strong statementthat Chinese-Americans are not viewed by the FBI as any more suspicious thanany other American.

“Ialso have a suggestion for the Trump Administration.  Before spending alot of time and resources looking at foreign nationals allegedly gettingpublicly available information, perhaps the Administration should first crackdown on the over 130 Americans in the White House who still don’t havepermanent security clearances and are inappropriately viewing highly classifiednon-public information.”

CongresswomanGrace Meng (NY-06):

“Istrongly condemn comments made by the Trump Administration’s FBI DirectorChristopher Wray that racially profile international students fromChina. The intelligence community, rightfully, should always be concernedabout foreign nationals who have access to our most sensitive secrets. That,however, never excuses an attempt to categorize an entire group of people as athreat to our national security. This narrative is unfortunately not new,and should not be perpetuated by our country’s highest law enforcementofficials.”

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent andmembers who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the AsianAmerican and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently Chaired byCongresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPIcommunity in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.

来源: 2018-02-17 王文奎 APAPA俄亥俄


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