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White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

posted by Randall
President Obama meets with White House Initiative of AAPIs

President Barack Obama’s White House Initiative for AAPI gave Asian/Americans and Pacific Islanders to the highest levels of government.

By Ed Diokno

In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two … Read more

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New American Media: Immigrants Still Eligible for DACA Relief Despite Supreme Court Ruling

posted by Randall

Annette Wong, Chinese for Affirmative Action Director of Programs, speaks at a DACA press conference.

Annette Wong, Chinese for Affirmative Action Director of Programs, speaks at a DACA press conference in San Francisco .

Much confusion and uncertainty may be overwhelming undocumented immigrants seeking a path to citizenship, reports  New American Media.
Last month’s 4-4 split decision in the U.S. Supreme Court was a blow to DAPA (Deferred Action … Read more


More Shattered Families

posted by Randall

Immigration rallyBy Rinku Sen
Publisher, Colorlines

(This article is reposted with permission from Colorlines).

When the immigration, criminal justice and child welfare systems collide in a family’s life, deported parents are too often unable to hold on to their children. Five years ago, Race Forward (then the Applied Research Center) released the Shattered Families report, … Read more

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Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

posted by Louis Chan

some of the demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court for DAPABy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more


Why Supreme Court Case on Immigration Will Deeply Impact the Asian American Pacific Islander Communities

posted by Randall

US Suprme CourtBy Annette Wong
Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese for Affirmative Action is pleased with the news that the Supreme Court will hear the case of expanded DACA and DAPA during this term. We, along with legal scholars and organizations across the country, continue to affirm the Presidents executive actions in initiating these programs which are … Read more


Cynical Desi: How Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration Can Help Every AAPI

posted by Randall

San Francisco Chinatown

Chinatown 25 by Ronnie Macdonald. Licensed via Wikimedia Commons

By Sid Sharma
The Cynical Desi
In November of 2014, President Obama announced the creation of two new immigration programs aimed at enhancing protections for selected groups of undocumented migrants and their children.  Though they have not been implemented due to court challenges, both … Read more

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The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know about Immigrants Today

posted by Randall

citizenship ceremony
By Sanam Malik & Philip E. Wolgi

Center for American Progress

This June marks the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, when Americans celebrate their immigrant roots and tell their families’ stories of sacrifice and contribution. Woven together, these stories form the backbone of the United States. To mark Immigrant Heritage Month, here are 10 … Read more

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Asian Journal: API Enrollment in DACA Lags

posted by Jason Fong

Judy ChuThe US federal DACA program’s low application rate, especially among Asian Americans, is alarming lawmakers and community leaders, according to the Asian Journal.

The DACA program allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before age 16 to temporarily work and reside legally in the US.  

“DACA is an opportunity for those … Read more

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Texas Court Imposes Injunction as APIA Leaders Mobilize for DACA Expansion

posted by Mandy Day

Rep Judy ChuBy Mandy Day

After President Obama announced an Executive Order expanding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and creating DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), Asian American politicians and organizations have been encouraging eligible applicants to take advantage of the pathway to legalization and citizenship. On Monday, the … Read more

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NBC LA: Undocumented Asian Immigrants Encouraged to Come Out of Shadows

posted by Randall

Los Angeles ChinatownUndocumented Asian immigrants are slowly coming out of the shadows, but not as quickly as immigrant advocates would like, reports NBC LA.

Despite President Obama’s immigration reform package offering temporary relief, some in the Asian community remain hesitant to take advantage.

“We still feel in the API community there is still a lot of … Read more


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