ABSTRACT

Reported Increase in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans [March 2, 2021]   [open pdf - 541KB]

From the Document: "Several media outlets have reported an increase in violence and possible hate crimes against Asian Americans and people of Asian descent (specifically people of East or Southeast Asian descent) since the beginning of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly against Asian seniors. [...] In January 2021, President Biden signed a presidential memorandum condemning racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and directing federal agencies to combat xenophobia. Congress may examine and address these hate crimes in their oversight of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and to meet any constituent concerns."

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CRS Insight, IN11622
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2021-03-02
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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