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Asian Pacific Caucus plans meeting with Obama

July 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are planning to raise the issues of immigration and appointments in a meeting with President Barack Obama.

California Democrat Mike Honda’s spokesman, Anthony Kusich, says the meeting is on schedule for next week but did not specify a day. The White House declined Tuesday to confirm the meeting.

The caucus, led by California Democrat Judy Chu, has been concerned about the lack of Asians and Pacific Islander candidates for Cabinet positions in Obama’s second term. The number of Asians moving to the U.S. is one of the nation’s fastest growing immigrant groups A caucus priority is keeping intact immigration policies allowing relatives to join family members in the U.S.

Obama met with black and Hispanic caucus members last week.

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