As Supreme Court decision looms, undocumented Asians say they must speak up or risk losing DACA

11/30/19 Experts say Asian and Pacific Islander recipients of DACA are often overlooked despite there being over 1.7 million undocumented members of this group in the country, according to May Sudhinaraset, assistant professor in community health sciences in the School of Public Health at UCLA. So-called APIs are the fastest-growing immigrant population in the nation, and in California, represent one out of five immigrants without legal papers.
She said research shows that among Asian and Pacific Islanders, there’s little benefit from being open about one’s undocumented status ” but a high chance of being exploited or looked down on.