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Organizational Statement

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2016

                                                    For More Information, Contact:
                                                    Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
                                          , 202-775-9555

NAPABA Supports the Reintroduction of the Reuniting Families Act


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, promotes expedited family reunification, and provides relief to the families Filipino American World War II veterans. The bill 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 core national values of family and fairness in our immigration system.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or

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 approximately 50,000 attorneys and approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American 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 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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