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Trump Immigration Plans and Asian Americans, Part I

BY JASON FONG

The RAISE Act would affect the majority of Asian immigrants to the United States. Asian Americans of all political stripes would do well to pay close attention.

Many of the immigration issues that arose during the 2016 Presidential election centered around rallying cries regarding the constructions of “walls” and deportation of undocumented immigrants.  However, while bluster about …

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 …