The Common Good

Asian American Advocates Continue Fighting For Immigration Reform

Date: January 13, 2014

AAPIs are gaining more visibility in the immigrant rights movement, and exit polls from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund show that the majority of AAPIs support comprehensive immigration reform. Approximately 67 percent of Asian Americans polled in Virginia, New York and New Jersey supported immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

In recent months, Asian American and Pacific Islander immigration reform advocates made a huge push towards immigration reform with events that included an organized fast and a postcard drop on Capitol Hill....

Dae Joong Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Education Consortium was one of the three core fasters. The Fast for Families tent was on the mall for one month, from November to December. Yoon, as well as advocates Eliseo Medina, Christian Avila and Lisa Sharon Harper, participated in a water-only fast for 22 days.