Power of the Purse: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in America
While migration from Latin America has been at the forefront of the immigration debate during the last fifty years, AAPI immigrants have constituted an increasing share of newcomers arriving to the United States. In fact, almost 40 percent of all newly arrived immigrants came from Asia or the Pacific Islands in 2015.
NAE sheds light on the 21.3 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent by analyzing data from the U.S. Census 2015 American Community Survey. Power of the Purse: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in America illuminates how much this community earns each year, their spending power, the amount they contribute as taxpayers — as well as their power in the voting booth. By 2020, the United States will be home to almost 13.7 million eligible AAPI voters, a group that includes 8 million immigrants who will have naturalized and gained the right to vote.
New American Economy. (2017). Power of the Purse: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in America. Retrieved from http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NAE-AAPI-v14.pdf