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The Asian American Vote

BY TYLER HE, ANDREW VUONG, AND THUAN TA

Voting is one of the most important civic responsibilities for American adults. There is a multitude of reasons as to why people vote but some carry a much bigger significance, such as voting on which political party to support, which bills can become laws, or who is to be voted into office …

One out of every 7 Asian immigrants is undocumented

[updated September 8, 2017 to include the latest population estimates of Asian undocumented. Additional infographics can be found here]

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SONO SHAH

The issue of undocumented immigration has dominated news coverage and policy discussions, with the Trump administration passing an executive order on interior enforcement in early 2017 and, more recently, threatening to suspend federal …

AAPI Data is hiring!

AAPI Data is growing, and we are hiring an assistant director.

This position will also serve the newly launched Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside. This is a part-time 60% position with the possibility of an increase to full-time (100%) contingent upon the receipt of additional funds. For more information, and to apply, visit UCR Jobs.

The position …

Ivy League Admissions: A Red Herring for AAPI Groups

BY NICHOLAS WU

37. That’s the percentage of the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population that, rather than attending a four-year college, attends community college for a two-year associate’s degree. Yet, you really wouldn’t know it from the vicious debates over affirmative action, particularly within the AAPI community. The Ivy League dominates the conversation, much to the detriment of other educational …

Open Letter on Ethnicity Data – August 2017

August 9, 2017

This week, AAPI Data joined the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, as part of 77 organizations, 180 community leaders, 105 students, and nearly 500 educators across the country, in reaffirming our commitment to serving the diverse needs of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

We are deeply alarmed by recent opposition to the collection of …

Yes, President Trump, Asian Americans are Environmentalists

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SONO SHAH

Last week, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate accords. How might this decision play among Asian Americans?

At first blush, it may be surprising to think of environmentalism and Asian Americans in the same sentence. “Don’t Asian Americans only care about education or immigration?,” some may …

The Asian American Vote in 2016: Record Gains, but Also Gaps

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

The 2016 Presidential election saw a record increase in voting for Asian Americans. Between 2012 and 2016, about 1.14 million new Asian American voters entered the electorate, nearly double the average increase of 620,000 new voters in the prior three presidential cycles.[1]  Breaking down the data further, we find that these disproportionate gains were evident at …

What’s at Stake? AAPIs and the repeal of the ACA

 

BY SONO SHAH

With today’s vote in the House of Representatives to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we wanted to take a closer look at how the ACA has helped AAPIs in terms of health insurance coverage. According to a 2014 research brief by the Department of Health & Human Services:

Under the Affordable