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Faces of Immigration: Undocumented Asians in America

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Undocumented immigrants from Asia are a growing force in American politics and society. In California alone, there are an estimated 416,000 Asian undocumented immigrants, or roughly 15 percent of the state’s entire undocumented population. While immigration is commonly understood to be a “Latino” issue, Asian Americans have an equal stake in immigration reform. With policy change at the local and state levels and new hopes of reform from Washington, the time is right for a national dialogue. Join ASNC as we bring together young activists, grassroots leaders, and legal experts to examine this complex and timely subject.


Katharine Gin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Educators for Fair Consideration
Bill Ong Hing (moderator), Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Ju Hong, Researcher, Harvard University; undocumented member, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE)
Grace Lee, Policy Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus

Program Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Discussion/Audience Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception

Co-Sponsors: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE), Chinese for Affirmative Action, HYPHEN, International Institute of the Bay Area, Asian Pacific American Studies at USF

Asian-America Now program series sponsored by:   


Event Details

Thu 20 Mar 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm

ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco

$10 Asia Society/Co-Sponsor Members; $5 Students; $15 Non-members