The National Park Service announces funding that will help preserve and interpret the War Relocation Authority camps and other sites associated with the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
March 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM ET by Secretary Ken Salazar
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, notes the progress made at the Southeast Regional Action Summit in Atlanta and reflects on her own childhood experiences in Georgia.
March marks the second anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order 13534 which created the National Export Initiative (NEI). The President’s goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014 is on track, with exports increasing almost 16% last year to $2.1 trillion.
Wil Yu, Director of Innovations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the investments being made in health information technology and highlights new health IT training programs.
The Administration is dedicated to addressing the multi-layered challenges affecting the diverse subgroups and communities that make up the more than 14 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The President's 2013 Budget will construct an economy that is built to last and provide security for AAPI families.
February 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM ET by Francesca L. de Quesada
Ivan Fong, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discusses the expanision of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The new services will include multilingual outreach by hosting public sessions in Mandarin and Cantonese to help Chinese-speaking immigrants learn how to apply for citizenship and immigration benefits.
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, reflects on the Initiative's work to engage young AAPI leaders through a recent briefing at the White House and shares the story of the Initiative's student intern.
Ryan Edgar, Policy Specialist in the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, writes about his experience organizing a roundtable on integration with the White House Domestic Policy Council in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nicholas Rathod of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes a meeting with AAPI community leaders to discuss consumer finance issues facing the community, including predatory lending, access to financial literacy training, and more.
December 15, 2011 at 1:47 PM ET by Nicholas Rathod
Chris Lu, White House Cabinet Secretary and Co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, presides over a meeting of the Interagency Working Group (IWG). The meeting hosted agency representatives as they shared their plans on how to engage AAPIs in the year ahead.
Dr. Howard Koh examines the milestones that have been achieved to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.New breakthroughs include the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, discusses the accomlishments of the White House Initiatvie on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).