Trump Immigration Plans and Asian Americans, Part I


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 …

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The Asian American Vote


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 …

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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 …

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Ivy League Admissions: A Red Herring for AAPI Groups


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 …

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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 …

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