NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 10-17, 2015

This week's round up of member news and events

White House releases Visa Modernization Task Force report: The White House report released Wednesday details the interagency effort to develop recommendations to streamline the legal immigration system. The Administration also announced that certain family members of Filipino veterans will be eligible to seek parole to take care of the aging veterans. Read the NCAPA statement. Members AAJC,NaFFAA, NAPABA and SAALT also issued statements commending the report and acknowledging more work needs to be done for comprehensive immigration reform.

#MakeProgress Summit: The Make Progress National Summit was held on July 16 with speakers in attendance including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as panels featuring top activists of progressive issues such as gun control, immigration, grassroots organizing, and others. The summit also featured various distinguished AAPI speakers, such as William Chiang from APALA.

NCAPIP report analyzes AAPI Affordable Care Act data: NCAPIP’s full report analyzes data on demographics, health insurance, education, language, nativity and employment to show the impact of the ACA on our communities. For instance, their policy brief highlights the lack of in-language resources available to LEP communities, particularly Asian Indian and Pakistani Americans. Download the policy brief.

NCAPA brown bag discusses South Asian civil rights: NCAPA held its second installment of the brown bag series on July 14 on Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian civil rights. Lakshmi Sridaran of SAALT and Navdeep Singh of SALDEF engaged the interns in attendance in discussions on the constitutionality of racial profiling practices, accountability measures and the importance of intersectional coalition building. RSVP for the next brown bag sessions.

Reflections on the Hirono-Heller amendment: NCAPA interns Angie Tran and Tiffany Chen had the opportunity to attend the Senate session to hear the deliberation and voting of the All Students Count Act. Read their reflections here.





  • Monday, July 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Congressional Briefing on How Care Coordination Improves the Health of Seniors. Dr. Tran, NCAPIP, on panel. RSVP to [email protected].
  • Thursday, July 23 @ 5:00 PM: AFL-CIO reception and discussion Kent Wong’s Dreams Deported 


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