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Asian American Civil Rights Groups Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling on Citizenship Questions, But Remain Vigilant

Today, the Supreme Court held that the Census Bureau’s purported reason for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census was false. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) celebrate today’s decision while anticipating future battles over the fate of the citizenship question.

More Asian Americans Living in San Gabriel Valley Than in 42 States

According to a new report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), there are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and numerous government and academic sources, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley sheds light on a part of the community often hiding in plain sight.  

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley

There are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and numerous government and academic sources, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley sheds light on a part of the community often hiding in plain sight.
 

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Asian Americans Remain Fastest Growing Racial Group In Country, Growth Driven By New Immigrants

According to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, Asian Americans continue to be the country’s fastest growing racial group, now numbering 21.4 million nationwide.  In the six years following the 2010 Census, the country’s Asian American population grew 21%; in contrast, the nation’s total population grew less than 5% over the same period.  The country added 3.7 million Asian Americans between 2010 and 2016 and 629,813 between 2015 and 2016 alone.

Asian American Voters Backed Clinton Over Trump by Wide Margins and Across Ethnic Groups

LOS ANGELES, CA – Contrary to mainstream exit poll results, the 2016 national Asian American Election Eve Poll reveals that Asian Americans voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by wide margins (75% to 19%), well-above the 47.7% support she garnered in the general national electorate.  Ethnically, Asian American support for Clinton was as follows: Chinese (69%), Filipino (78%), Indian (87%), Korean (65%), Vietnamese (74%), and Japanese (64%).

Inquirer.net: US Census: Asian Americans fastest growing racial group

Jun 29 2016

LOS ANGELES – A new U.S. Census Bureau population report shows that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide.

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19 percent; during the same time period total overall population growth was only 4 percent, according to an analysis of the Census data by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

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Asian Journal: Census: Asian Americans still fastest-growing racial group in US

Jun 28 2016

ASIAN Americans comprise America’s fastest-growing racial group, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau.

The Asian American population grew by 19 percent between 2010 and 2015. Meanwhile, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are the second fastest-growing group, rising at 13 percent during the same period.  In comparison, the nation’s overall population grew by 4 percent. Today, there are an estimated 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million NHPIs living in the country.

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