Category Archives: White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

On Executives Orders…and Immigration History and Policies

The Presidential Memoranda signed today by President Barack Obama will dramatically change the lives of five million undocumented immigrants who have lived here in the United States for many years, worked hard, paid taxes, raised their families, and contributed to their … Continue reading

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President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 2014 Report

This 2014 report from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders highlights both the recent progress made as well as the continuing unmet needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The report notes the continued … Continue reading

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AAPI Nexus Journal: New Research, Data, and Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

The AAPI Nexus journal, published by the University of California Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, has released its latest issue, “Forging the Future: The Role of New Research, Data, and Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.”  … Continue reading

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Of, By and For the People: My Reflections on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Early Monday morning on June 7, 1999, I left Orlando, Florida (where I was vacationing with my partner, but had brought a suit and dress shoes along, “just in case”), and flew to Washington DC, where I stored my luggage … Continue reading

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islander: Opening Doors – Two Year Anniversary Report

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has issued its two-year report on its accomplishments, since being reestablished by Executive Order 13515 in October 2009.  Over the last two years, the Initiative has hosted over 200 events … Continue reading

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Guide to Federal Agency Resources

In honor of the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order 13515 reestablishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Initiative has released a Guide to Federal Agency Resources, an easy-to-use navigational tool on … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Plan for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health

This  plan contains the measurable objectives that the Department of Health and Human Services will pursue to raise the visibility of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) health issues, health care, and human services disparities. This plan is … Continue reading

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Winning the Future

The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders has issued a summary of federal department and agency plans to achieve the Initiative’s goal, “to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through … Continue reading

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was originally established by Executive Order 13125 by President Bill Clinton. Link to Original Source President George W. Bush renewed the Initiative with Executive Order 13339 and Executive Order 13403. Most … Continue reading

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A People Looking Forward: First Interim Report from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

This is the first interim report issued by the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in January 2001.  I was privileged to be the principal author of this report.

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