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Who's Got Our Filipino WWII Veterans' Backs? A Look Back for a Better Look Forward

The Filipino American community is shaping up to be a critical constituency in the upcoming Presidential election.  Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group, and Filipino Americans are the second largest contingent in this increasingly important demographic.  At the same time, we have higher levels of undecided voters and Filipino Americans in particular, demonstrate almost an equal split between undecided voters and Obama supporters, with a slight lead for Romney supporters.  In an election where undecided voters are at a premium, significant populations of Filip


Administrative Relief for Immigrants is Good... but We Need to do Better

Finally, it appears that President Obama has taken a concrete step towards making our nation’s immigration system more humane.


White House Initiative on AAPIs and Dept Labor Conference Call to discuss the President’s Immigration Speech

The U.S. Department of Labor and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host a conference call to discuss Immigration for the 21st Century on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm EDT.  We hope you will join Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu and WHIAAPI Executive Director Kiran Ahuja for this important call.

What:                   Conference Call with AAPI Leaders to discuss the President’s Immigration Speech


Edward Chen confirmed

After being repeatedly block by Republicans, Judge Edward Chen has finally been confirmed to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern California District earlier this week. The Senate confirmed him by a vote of 56-42. The number of Asian American federal judges is not at all-time high, doubling from seven to fourteen, since President Obama took office. We now focus our attention on getting nominee Goodwin Liu to becoming the fifteenth.

Here is the press release from NAPABA and AAJC who have been leading the fight.


AAPI Heritage Month

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 29, 2011
ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2011
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION


Join the President in San Francisco

In case you were not aware of the visit by the President next week:

Join the President in San Francisco

We are kicking off a new campaign, and we want you with us from the start.
Please join President Obama at a fundraising kickoff for supporters like you
in San Francisco. What:Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off with the President

Where:Nob Hill Masonic Center
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
When:Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.


Background on the President’s Meeting with Senior Administration Officials and Stakeholders on Immigration

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2011

Background on the President’s Meeting with Senior Administration Officials and Stakeholders on Immigration


President Obama Announces Secretary Gary Locke as New Ambassador to China

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                                 March 9, 2011

 

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

IN ANNOUNCING SECRETARY GARY LOCKE