Asian-Americans Role in Immigration Debate

Asian-Americans are taking an active role in the current immigration debate.  The bill that passed the Senate in June has a section, which, if made into law, would ban citizens from sponsoring naturalization of siblings and children age 31 and Continue reading Asian-Americans Role in Immigration Debate

What Accounts For High Rates of Long Term Unemployment Among Asian-Americans

There is an employment paradox in the Asian-American community.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Asian-Americans have the lowest unemployment rate but experience the highest rates of long-term unemployment. Asian-Americans experienced a 5.6 percent unemployment rate in the second Continue reading What Accounts For High Rates of Long Term Unemployment Among Asian-Americans

High Expectations For Asian Students Drive Performance

Is the American education system producing talent that can carry the U.S. forward in a competitive global economy?  With a 77 percent high school graduation rate, the U.S. is ranked 22nd of 28 nations with measurable data by the Organization Continue reading High Expectations For Asian Students Drive Performance

Discrimination Against Asian-Americans in College Admissions: Myth or Fact?

There seems to be a perception among Asian-American college applicants that college admissions committees discriminate against them, whether consciously or unconsciously. This explains why the latest trend among Asian-American applicants is to avoid checking the race assignation box on college Continue reading Discrimination Against Asian-Americans in College Admissions: Myth or Fact?

Restrictions to Foreign-Born Workers Could Adversely Affect U.S. Businesses

As the landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill is set to begin its approval process in the House of Representatives this fall, many U.S. businesses are concerned about provisions that could severely limit access to foreign-born workers and negatively impact their Continue reading Restrictions to Foreign-Born Workers Could Adversely Affect U.S. Businesses

Immigration Reform Poised to Radically Shift US Demographic

The pending immigration overhaul could usher in a new wave of highly skilled immigrants from China and India.  Over time, this immigration influx from Asia could result in a huge transformation of the racial and ethnic fabric of our country. Continue reading Immigration Reform Poised to Radically Shift US Demographic

Skilled Labor Pool Propels U.S. Economic Growth

The most recent unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that while unemployment remains steady at 7.6 percent, there continues to be a shortage of skilled labor.  According to BLS data, those that have a bachelor’s Continue reading Skilled Labor Pool Propels U.S. Economic Growth

Asian Dreamers, A Path to Citizenship

As Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws to a close, it is an important time to celebrate the significant contributions that this community has made towards the U.S. economy.  There are an estimated 17.3 million U.S. residents that are of Continue reading Asian Dreamers, A Path to Citizenship