NQAPIA joined members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) at a meeting with key White House policy staff to discuss immigration and the Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
NCAPA, as the leading national coalition of AAPI advocacy organizations, has engaged the White House on immigration issues on a consistent basis, bringing to bear the collective expertise and experience of its thirty one members. NCAPA’s positions on immigration are articulated in the 2012 NCAPA Policy Platform.
Since 2010, NQAPIA and its local partners have actively engaged immigration and immigrants’ rights in AAPI and LGBT communities. We look forward to bringing even more attention to this issue in 2013 as immigration becomes a hot button issue.
On December 10, NQAPIA joined over 50 other organizations to urge the Obama Administration to hold in abeyance applications for lawful permanent residence that would be approved were it not for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) until the Supreme Court decides its constitutionality. The letter is available online here.