BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN & SONO SHAH
The White House recently raised the prospect of legal immigration to the United States by about one half, primarily based on cuts in family visas. These moves are in line with the RAISE Act proposed by Senator Tom Cotton, which would eliminate the ability of citizens and to sponsor adult relatives including parents …
[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 TO INCLUDE COOK ESTIMATES RELEASED ON 09/12/18. PRIOR RATINGS TAKEN FROM COOK REPORT RELEASED 08/13/2018.]
BY SONO SHAH AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
As the 2018 midterm elections draw nearer, we provide a closer look at competitive congressional races where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) could make a critical difference in determining the winner. While every vote …
July 17, 2018
As Asian American and Pacific Islander American professors, researchers, and educators from across the nation, we are deeply concerned by the addition of a question asking an explicit question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.
Data from the decennial Census represents the “gold standard” in terms of U.S. demographic data and are essential for understanding Asian American …
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG
A lawsuit against Harvard University alleging racial discrimination has sparked intense interest in Asian Americans’ attitudes about race-conscious admissions and other policies to address racial diversity in college admissions and in other settings. Below, we highlight findings from Asian American public opinion data on this topic, in the hope that it can inform better …
BY ALTON WANG AND SUNNY SHAO
2018 will be a critical election year to determine control of Congress. More than two dozen seats in the House of Representatives are currently deemed “toss-ups,” where both political parties have similar chances of winning. Dozens of other races are also extremely competitive, including many races where Asian American and Pacific Islander …
BY JAIME ATILANO AND JANELLE WONG
President Trump recently traveled to Ohio to tout his recent tax reforms. Speaking to a small group of business owners in Cleveland, Trump assured attendees that the GOP tax plan would lead to Republican victories in the 2018 elections.
The GOP tax plan includes tax cuts for the rich and, according to the …
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BY ALTON WANG
Yesterday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross directed the U.S. Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census—a move that may have serious consequences for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and immigrant communities across the nation.
Every ten years, the Census counts everyone who lives in the United States—regardless of citizenship status—and plays a consequential …
BY JANELLE WONG
This week, during his State of the Union address, President Trump condemned policies that prioritize family connections in decisions about who is allowed to immigrate to the United States from other parts of the world. When this priority was established by the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, it explicitly emphasized close relationships and uniting family members. In …
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG
Karthick Ramakrishnan, director, and Janelle Wong, senior researcher, wrote this letter with respect to H3361, a bill in Massachusetts that seeks to improve state data collection on Asian Americans
We write as the Executive Director and Senior Researcher, respectively, at AAPI Data—the leading repository for data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the …
In 2017, Data Bits published about two dozen articles on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through the lens of data. This included our “Why Disaggregate?” series, which looked at the critical need for data disaggregation for AAPIs in discussions around poverty, education, language access, income, and health.
We expanded our contributor base to include …