WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2016) — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applauds the reintroduction of the Reuniting Families Act by Representative Michael Honda (D-CA). The bill attempts to alleviate visa backlogs, promote expedited family reunification, and provide relief to the families of Filipino American World War II veterans.
The bill also brings much needed updates to the family-based immigration system which has kept many families apart for years, including disrupting the lives of many Asian Pacific American families. It is a compelling reminder that the United States should always uphold the core national values of family and fairness in our immigration system.
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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 75 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes Asian Pacific American political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.
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