Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders AAPIs are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States. Lee nevertheless tirelessly served his country and community, including by representing the United States at the Olympic Games, on behalf of several Presidents. Document Details Information about this document as published in the Federal Register. Trump Vice President Michael R. Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States. The history of North America is shaped by the stories of immigrants from Asia and the Pacific and the native people of the Pacific Islands.
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The contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are firmly woven into the diverse fabric of our Nation. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage that have enriched our great country and helped define our history. These Americans bolster our economy as entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees who initiate and expand opportunities for their families, communities, and country. Their languages, art, cuisine, and other cultural elements have enriched the American experience, and many have fearlessly answered the call of duty to defend our freedom as members of our Armed Forces. Japanese American Ellison Onizuka embodied the pioneering spirit of America.
In June Reps. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. In , George H. The history of North America is shaped by the stories of immigrants from Asia and the Pacific and the native people of the Pacific Islands. While some of the earliest Asian immigrants arrived from China, Japan, India, and Korea, immigration reforms tied to U. During the s, the discovery of gold in California and political upheaval in China triggered unprecedented waves of immigration from Asian countries to the United States. Asian immigrants contributed significantly to the history of American nation-building and westward expansion.