1. The AAPI community is an integral part of America’s mosaic, encompassing a wide cultural diversity
AAPI communities consist of approximately 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Pakistani, and Hawaiian ancestries. Asia is the second-largest continent of origin for U.S. immigrants. Over 24 million individuals, accounting for 7.3% of the U.S. population, call themselves Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders. By 2055, Asian immigrants are projected to be the largest foreign-born group in the United States.
2. The AAPI community has made tremendous contributions to America’s economic growth and innovation