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Examiner.com: Asians Hurt More Than Others by Slow Pace of Immigration Reform


Philippines PassportCommunity leaders say the slow pace of immigration reform is hurting Asians more than any other group.

That’s because the backlog to get a visa to enter the country legally is significantly higher from Asian countries than elsewhere.  Four of the top 5 biggest backlogs are from Asian countries–the Philippines, (462,145), India (332,846), Vietnam (267,281) and Mainland China, reports Examiner.com. Eight of the top 10 are Asian countries.

  The National Asian-American Survey released this week said Asian-Americans have the highest proportion of foreign-born United States residents of any group — about 3 in 4 Asian-American adults were born outside the country.

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders bring a unique perspective to this discussion, and without our input, the next stage in this great American experiment will be incomplete,” said Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in a recent statement.

The Examiner.com reports on how this immigration backlog has caused a leftward shift in politics among Asian Americans in this article.


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