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World Journal: Asian Americans continue to be ignored in Immigration Reform Debate

posted by Randall

 

immigrant protest It’s estimated 11 percent of all undocumented immigrants are Asian Americans. One must wonder then why a recent meeting at the White House on immigration reform didn’t include a single Asian American. Yet six members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were invited, reports the World Journal.

Edwin DeLeon in a recent blog on Feet in Two Worlds wrote: ” It’s interesting that no one from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus was invited to this meeting. Then again, this shouldn’t be a surprise. Most people see immigration as a “Latino issue” and there are more Latino votes to be had than Asian votes. Nonetheless, 2012 witnessed the rise of a small but no less important electorate which helped re-elect President Obama and many other officials.

 In fact a poll released today by the National Asian American Survey of 4,700 Asian Americans found 58 percent support a path to citizenship for Asian Americans.

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