One out of every 7 Asian immigrants is undocumented

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SONO SHAHThe issue of undocumented immigration is gaining national attention, with the Trump administration passing an executive order on interior enforcement and floating ideas including suspending federal funding to sanctuary jurisdictions and potentially mobilizing National Guard troops for immigration enforcement. How might Asian immigrant communities be affected?It is important to note that Asian …

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Note about the NAAS 538 numbers on party change

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNANEarlier this month, FiveThirtyEight published a story on shifting party identification among Asian American registered voters between the 2012 and 2016 National Asian American Surveys. Our 2012 report presented tables on party identification among all adults, but our 2016 report presented party identification among registered voters only.538 was interested in an over-time comparison, so we …

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The Untold Asian American Success Story

Jennifer Lee, Jess Lee, and Oshin KhachikianAsian Americans are the fastest growing group in the United States. The Asian American population increased from 0.7 percent in 1970 to 6 percent in 2015 alone. By 2065, demographers project that Asian Americans will more than double in size, accounting for 14 percent of the U.S. population (U.S. …

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The American Scientist & Engineer

Kevin Nguyen and Perry K. Wong Click here for interactive visualization When we think of the American scientist, we think of a story on demographics and change. Speaking in looser terms, we define that change not only in the context of scientific progress but also to societal progress. With the United State’s projected to become …

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Who are “Chinese” Language Speakers in the United States?

North Cooc & Genevieve LeungMany scholars have called for the need to disambiguate details about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across backgrounds like ethnicity, education, civic participation, and time of migration. What is sometimes equally muddled are the subgroups consisting of various nationalities who are categorized together under the guise of having a similar language. …

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