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What’s Going on with Immigration Reform?

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By Jennie L. Ilustre American lawyers of Asian ancestry and advocates, noting that most people find the latest immigration reform news confusing, recently underscored the need for accurate, up-to-date information efforts to prevent public misconceptions. “If you have any questions about immigration or immigration reform, make sure to get reliable information – whether from a community group like Asian Americans …

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Asian America: March 2014

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Compiled by Mary Tablante 1. Jane Chu Nominated to Lead National Endowment for the Arts KANSAS CITY—President Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Jane Chu on Feb. 12 to become the next chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. The president said, “Jane’s lifelong passion for the arts and her background in philanthropy have made her a powerful advocate …

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Asian American advocates continue fighting for immigration reform

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Mary Tablante AAPIs are gaining more visibility in the immigrant rights movement, and exit polls from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund show that the majority of AAPIs support comprehensive immigration reform. Approximately 67 percent of Asian Americans polled in Virginia, New York and New Jersey supported immigration reform with a path to citizenship. In recent months, Asian …

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Congressman Van Hollen Discusses Affordable Care Act, National Debt, and Immigration Reform at Asian American Political Alliance Community Forum

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By Derek Mong Potomac, Md. – Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08) joined the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) and other Asian American community leaders the morning of Nov. 16 at the house of Michael Lin, Preesident of AAPA, to share his thoughts on a handful of important public policy issues facing the Asian American community. Van Hollen represents Maryland’s Eighth …

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CAPAVA Panel: Share Your APA Stories, Lobby – and Cultivate Top Solons’ Aides

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos: Jennie L. Ilustre Do you want to influence law-making and policy-making on important Asian Pacific American issues? Then publicly tell your stories and “visit, call or write your legislators as a constituent–make noise,” advocates and aides to members of the US Congress in Virginia suggested at a recent discussion organized by the Coalition of Asian …

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Asian Americans Join Thousands to Rally for Immigration Reform

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by Jennie L. Ilustre, unless otherwise indicated. Reform Bill Filed in the US Congress Washington, D.C.–A coalition of Asian Americans across the country–community, labor, immigrant rights and faith-based supporters–joined thousands of Hispanic American advocacy leaders and families in a rally on April 10, urging the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform legislation. They stressed that …

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Asian Americans Fight to Be Included in Immigration Reform

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By Susan R. Paisner Immigration reform is a legislative target on both sides of the Congressional aisle. Terms like e-verify have been bantered around. But how many people are aware of its implications for the AAPI community? “Any immigration reform package must include the perspectives of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair …

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