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President Obama’s Remarks to the 2012 Democratic National Convention

CHICAGO -- Tonight, in his remarks to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama asked the country to rally around a set of concrete goals to move the country forward toward an economy that grows from the middle out, not the top down. This roadmap --  a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and strengthen the middle class -- will deliver concrete results in the key areas of manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit.

AAPI Caucus reception at CA Democratic Party State Convention

Please join the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus as we continue to build partnerships to strengthen and mobilize the API vote in 2012 and beyond!

And Co-Hosts*
Filipino American Democratic Caucus
Hon. Jay Chen, Candidate for Congress
Hon. Sukhee Kang, Candidate for Congress
Hon. Mark Takano, Candidate for Congress
Hon. Rob Bonta, Candidate for Assembly
Hon. Edwin Chau, Candidate for Assembly
Hon. Al Muratsuchi, Candidate for Assembly

Georgia Is Not a "Show Me Your Papers" State

From the Restore Fairness blog-

Guest blogger: Azadeh N. Shahshahani, National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director, ACLU Foundation of Georgia.

Co-authored with Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Cross-posted from Huffington Post.

Napolitano, Obama and the Congressional Budget favor the DREAM becoming a reality

From the Restore Fairness blog-

Almost a decade after it was first introduced, the DREAM Act, a bill that, if passed, would give young undocumented adults who came to the U.S. as children and have lived here for an extended period of time and fulfilled certain criteria, a chance towards citizenship, is in the running to be passed once again.

Asian American Voters up for grab?

Here's an interesting article that just appeared in today's Los Angeles Times, "The party that wins Asian Votes may benefit for decades." While pointing out that the majority of Asian Americans currently vote for Democrats, it points out the potential for Republicans to gain a foothold in the community. Given how poorly the GOP does with Latinos, African Americans and progressive and moderate whites, it seems they are going to have play somewhere. 

Indian American Democratic Candidates Results from IALI

There were quite a few South Asians who ran for office on Tuesday. While there were a lot of disappointing results (Raj Goyle, Manan Trivedi, Ami Bera), there were some other victories around the country. Here is a great update that we got from the Indian American Leadership Institute on the candidates that they were following this past election cycle. Congratulations to the winners and hopefully some of the non-winners will decide to run again in a more favorable environment. 

New challenges and new hopes- immigrant voters hold their own in the elections

From the Restore Fairness blog-

As election fever passes and the nation takes stock, one thing becomes clear – even as Republicans have taken control of the House and Democrats remain strong in the Senate, no one can afford to ignore the immigrant voter.