Underrepresented, AAPI’s Urged to Sign Up for Immigration Relief

Aug. 29, 2016 / By and

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is changing the lives of many undocumented immigrants — including those who are from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Advocates gathered at a press briefing in Los Angeles to urge more AAPI immigrants to apply.

The event was organized by New America Media, Ready California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. For the past 6 years, his mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online, on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was recently a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor.
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