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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

The Time for Immigration Reform Is Now

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration is about families. Immigration is about building a stronger community, society, and economy. The momentum is building, and we can no longer afford not to act.

The Value of Family Visas

Erwin de Leon | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

If some lawmakers have their way, immigrants, under immigration reform, would no longer be able to sponsor their siblings, just their spouses and children.

Congress Gets Some Color: How Tuesday Made Minority History

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This week, we broke all the records. We now have the first Asian American and Pacific Islander majority district in the continental United States, which I've been elected to serve in Congress as the representative of California's 17th District.

Making Lady Liberty Proud: Keeping Our Promise to America's DREAMers

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This is a momentous week for immigration reform advocates in Congress. As a nation we are taking a step forward in a collective fight for immigration reform that respects the dignity of immigrant communities and recognizes their contributions to making our country great.

Obama and Homeland Security Moving Nation in Right Direction on Immigration

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Obama administration recently announced that immigration enforcement programs will no longer target DREAM Act-eligible youth and other low-priority immigration offenders.

Preventing Predatory Lending by For-Profit Colleges

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Rep. Mike Honda

Today, many for-profit colleges have picked up where the subprime lenders left off. They are using the same promise of the American dream as bait to trap vulnerable students into underperforming schools and saddling them with a lifetime of debt.

Killing Us Softly: What Americans Don't Know & Why It Will Kill Them

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Mike Honda

For too long, viral hepatitis, an epidemic that doesn't necessarily make headlines, has steadily and silently affected the lives of millions of Americans.

Immigration Memo to President: Outline Legislative Vision for Congress

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration reform would yield $1.5 trillion to the US GDP over a ten-year period. Every day we wait, our economy loses hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue and consumer spending.

Our House of Reps Resolution in Response to Japan Earthquake

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

On March 15, 2011, as a Japanese-American Member of Congress and Chairman Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I introduced the following House resolution.

Rep. King's 2011 House Un-American Activities Committee Targets Muslim Americans

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

My father proudly served in the Military Intelligence Service. Yet when I was a child, we were confined at an internment camp simply because of our Japanese ancestry. Decades later, something similarly sinister is returning to our country.

Immigration Memo to Republicans: Don't Mess With the Constitution

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The serious and necessary debate on comprehensive immigration reform has been clouded by a debate over birthright citizenship. Some Republican legislators want to redefine how we understand the 14th Amendment.

Cents and Sensibility: The Economic Case Behind Immigration Reform

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration brings formidable fiscal implications. Keeping immigrants here or sending them home can save or cost taxpayers dearly.

Asian American Caucus in Congress Gets New Chair

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Today, over 16.2 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 45 distinct ethnic groups make up one of the fastest growing and most diverse populations in the United States.

Stopping the Republican Repeal in the House

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

I urge my colleagues to stand against this reckless repeal of critical health care reform and vote against the Patients' Rights Repeal Act.

What Would Dr. King Do? Remembering Arizona on MLK Day

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Admiring Dr. King's life is not enough; we must live his legacy as well. Let us honor his life by working together to continue to build an America where every child can safely and securely enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity and freedom.

White House Visit to Silicon Valley Focuses on Minority Business

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Mike Honda

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of business ownership among all minorities, and their businesses account for fully half of all minority business employment in the United States.

House Republicans Wrestling Democratic Representation From Districts and Territories

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Under new House rules, residents living in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas, will no longer have a vote on the House Floor in the Committee of the Whole.

House DREAM Passage Puts Pressure on Senate

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I, along with CAPAC executive board members, issued the following statements a...

The $3.6 Trillion Education Question

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

If you knew that passing legislation to allow 2.1 million American students to pursue higher education or military service, our government could collect $3.6 trillion over the next 40 years, would you do it?

Lame-Duck Session: A Time to DREAM

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Without the DREAM Act, about 65,000 students a year graduate high school and then hit a roadblock. Instead of entering college or the military, they are forced to live in the shadows and work low-paying jobs.

Recognizing Eid al-Adha and Muslim-American Contributions

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rep. Mike Honda

As award-winning scientists, doctors, engineers, athletes, artists, ambassadors, and an estimated 10,000 Armed Service men and women, Muslim Americans continue to serve the greater good of our county.

House Turnover Must Not Overturn Immigration Hopes

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

With Republicans now in the majority in the House of Representatives, many policies will probably change radically. What must not change, however, is work on immigration reform.

The Asian American Agenda Post-Election Day

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

It is becoming a common occurrence for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to make congressional history with each cycle; this year, Hansen Clarke will be sworn in as the first Bangladeshi American to serve in the Congress.

Why Asian Americans Will Vote Democratic This November

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are a community to be reckoned with in American politics, John Feehery correctly posited in The Hill's Pu...

Students' Dreams Too Promising to Pass Up

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

For longtime advocates of comprehensive immigration reform, we believe the DREAM Act, with its history of bipartisan and even US military support, is an important step in the right direction.