White House shares plans to help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

The Biden-Harris administration on Tuesday announced several federal programs to help people in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

The new “action plans,” which include the participation of 32 different federal agencies, are part of the White House Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Initiative announced by President Joe Biden in May 2021. The new initiative will focus on addressing the growing number of incidents of hate against Asian Americans and will also aim to improve justice, according to a press release on Tuesday.

Top priorities of the White House Initiative included combating anti-Asian hatred and increasing participation in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

One of the ongoing problems that law enforcement has been paying attention to with the growing number of hate crimes is that many incidents go unreported.

In Dallas, hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed following a shooting at a barbershop in Koreatown.

As part of a White House initiative, the Justice Department launched a website where people can self-report hate crimes and incidents. The self-reporting tool is available in 24 different languages.

The hate crime against Asians has led to a sharp increase in the number of incidents reported to the Dallas police.

In addition, the White House initiative will seek ways to expand language access for federal programs, the press release said.

The Biden-Harris administration will also focus on more effective desegregation and data collection from Asian American communities as well as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Federal agencies will also try to increase the number of employees they hire from these communities.

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