• In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

    Los Angeles resident Jim Chiu grew up in a household devoid of political talk. The 39-year-old computer technician said since his parents emigrated from China to the U.S., they have not voted or considered joining a party because “they don’t like to get involved.” Chiu broke with family tradition in 2012 when he voted for […]

    Date: Nov 07, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, Detained in Texas

    VIA @RYAN GRIM Update (6:00 P.M.): Vargas has been released from custody by Border Patrol. The development was confirmed by Define American, an immigrant rights group that was working with Vargas at the time he was detained. Though no further information was available at the time, Define American did post a statement from Vargas to its […]

    Date: Jul 17, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Report: Chinese tourism to L.A. quadruples; trade, population surges

    China’s influence in the Los Angeles economy has boomed in the past four years, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Tourism nearly quadrupled to 570,000 tourists last year from 158,000 in 2009, making China the top source of foreign travelers into Los Angeles. The influx is fueling an upswing in […]

    Date: Jun 06, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Honda, Toyota, BMW Tops For Diversity Market

    The evolution of the U.S. demographic profile kind of looks like what has happened to the U.S. auto market over the past 14 years, but in slow motion: whites (Euro-Americans?) are — like the former Big Three — shrinking in share while the imports are gaining. Pew Research estimates that by 2050 or so, those […]

    Date: May 28, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • More than 60% of Asian Pacific Americans favor protecting the environment over economic growth.

    Understanding the Political, Social Attitudes of AAPI Communities Posted on April 20, 2014 Source: DiverseEducation SAN FRANCISCO—Twenty years ago, it was perceived that low rates of voting among Asian Americans resulted from immigrants who were more interested in homeland politics, making them so-called perpetual foreigners. Another common theory was that Asian Americans were too preoccupied with […]

    Date: Apr 22, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • There are over 9 million eligible Asian Pacific American voters in 2014

    Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’ Posted on April 9, 2014 Source: Pew  Research About three-in-ten Asian-American eligible voters have cast ballots in midterm elections since 1998, a much lower turnout rate than that of whites and blacks, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

    Date: Apr 16, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Chinese invested more than $6 billion in US high-tech deals.

    Posted on April 1, 2014 Source: Forbes Chinese investment in U.S. technology is having a breakthrough year, topping $6 billion in the first quarter of 2014 alone, and instead of stripping U.S. companies of intellectual property Chinese investors appear to be sustaining and adding more U.S.-based jobs, according to a newly released study from Asia Society […]

    Date: Apr 08, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Organization Behind Effort to Kill SCA5

    Posted on Source: LA Wave It appears that everybody woke up last week — California’s Legislative Black Caucus, Latino Legislative Caucus, Assembly Speaker John Perez and state Sen. Ed Hernandez — and decided to deal with the Asian-American Caucus’ move to stop the enactment of a legislative amendment which would restore affirmative action admissions to […]

    Date: Apr 02, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans outpace all other ethnic groups in Covered California sign-ups.

    Obamacare: Asian-Americans sign up in droves; Latinos disproportionately stay away Posted on: March 23, 2014 Source: Mercury News A woman waits to speak with an insurance counselor during a Covered California enrollment session at the main library in Fremont, Calif., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Bilingual counselors were on hand to assist applicants. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) You’ve […]

    Date: Mar 25, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Pacific Americans are at the center of the storm regarding Affirmative Action.

      Affirmative action bill SCA 5 ‘dead for the year’ Source: SCPR A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not moving forward this year. Assembly Speaker John Pérez on Monday returned Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 – better known as  SCA 5 — to the Senate without the Assembly […]

    Date: Mar 18, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0