Asians have been crossing the Pacific Ocean to reach America’s shores since the first sailors set sail in the 1500s. This hour, we’ll talk about the struggles Asian immigrants have faced in their efforts to assimilate – and about the many contributions Asians have made to life in their new home – with Erika Lee, author of The Making of Asian America (Simon & Schuster).
Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist, from San Francisco, holds up his California Driver's License as he speaks to supporters of fair immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments today to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, people take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo