By Asha DuMonthier New America Media The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued […]
By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On paper, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders appear to be a high-achieving bunch with few of the challenges faced by other racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. schools.
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people.
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — New census data released Thursday, Dec. 6 affirms a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro,” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners …
By Sarah Yee Northwest Asian Weekly It was only a little more than a decade ago. The 2000 U.S. Census was a milestone because
By Hope Yen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA) ethnicities, as well as Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities, in their data collection, consistent with the groups reported by the U.S. Census.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees, as well as bachelor’s degrees
When the groundhog failed to see its shadow this past February, people were eager to usher in spring early. But as trees and flower begin to bloom