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Supreme Court Split Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA Leave 400,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Shadows

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) along with community members and advocates across the country express our disappointment and frustration with yesterday’s Supreme Court split vote on an injunction which has unnecessarily stalled the implementation of expanded DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islanders Stand to Benefit from Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Race Conscious Policies for College Admissions

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled, by a vote of 4-3, in the case of Fisher v. Texas to uphold the value of creating a diverse student body allowing university officials to consider race among many factors in making holistic … Continue reading

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Chinese Hospital Exceeds Local Hiring Goal, Provides 100,000 Work Hours for San Francisco Resident Construction Workers

Chinese Hospital, with over 100 years of service to Chinatown and San Francisco, exceeded the 25% goal of hiring local construction workers to reach 29% in the building of the new hospital. The project gave construction workers living in San … Continue reading

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Statement on AB 1726, Data Disaggregation Bill

Chinese for Affirmative Action strongly supports Assembly Bill 1726 (Bonta), the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD Act). AB 1726 is a critically-needed effort to unmask Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) subgroups, and to identify … Continue reading

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Sacramento State program tackles college achievement gap among Asian students (The Sacramento Bee)

“The East Asian immigrant experience is different than the Southeast Asian refugee experience is different than the Pacific Islander immigrant experience,” Pan said. People who came to the United States fleeing war, he said, cannot simply be lumped in with … Continue reading

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CAA Joins 120+ Asian American Civil Rights Groups in Support of Affirmative Action

CAA joins with over 120 Asian American civil rights organizations nationwide to reaffirm support for affirmative action and equal opportunity in education in a collective statement released today.

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Chinese group backs reversal on injunction (China Daily USA)

CAA has filed a friend of the court brief with a federal appeals court before a hearing next week to reverse an injunction a federal judge in Texas placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. We joined civil rights … Continue reading

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Advocates optimistic on immigration (China Daily USA)

A San Francisco-based Chinese advocacy organization on Monday expressed optimism that a Texas judge’s order blocking President Obama’s immigration relief program will be overturned in appeals court. “We, and the communities and organizations that we work with, all are optimistic … Continue reading

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Statement on Ruling in Texas v. US to Delay DACA and DAPA

Earlier this week, a Texas judge, well-known for his anti-­immigrant views, placed an injunction on President Obama’s immigration actions announced in November 2014. This injunction defies legal precedent and we expect it to be appealed and overturned shortly. The ruling … Continue reading

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Asian American Advocates Send Message to the White House Taskforce to Keep Families Together by Addressing Family Visa Backlogs

Asian American and Pacific Islander community organizations from around the country, including Chinese for Affirmative Action in San Francisco, sent a message to the White House to use all of its existing legal authority to alleviate the family backlogs, which … Continue reading

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