President Barack Obama drops by an Asian American & Pacific Islander Initiative (AAPI) meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, March 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

What's New

  • Engaging AAPI Community Leaders on Health and Immigration

    AAPI community leaders from around the country met with senior officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, White House Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss health and immigration.

  • More Than Just Numbers

    The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), in partnership with, have created, a single place to find government data on AAPIs.

  • September 30: Stakeholder Call on the Launch of

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and are launching a new resource that aims to consolidate data on the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community:


On October 14, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that restores the White House Initiative and President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to address issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Download President Obama's Agenda and the AAPI Community
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